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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 953 providers in this state and specialty

$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 953 providers in this state and specialty

1,453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,255 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,453 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,453 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$359K

2014

$422K

2015

$467K

2016

Number of Claims

7,114

2014

7,606

2015

7,814

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
SOTALOL 581

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

146

patients, 10% of all patients

1 102
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 565

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

156

patients, 11% of all patients

2 11
LISINOPRIL 544

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

168

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 512

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

130

patients, 9% of all patients

4 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

5 39
CLOPIDOGREL 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

6 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

8 7
FUROSEMIDE 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

10 29
CARVEDILOL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

11 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

12 16
ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

13 27
PROPAFENONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

14 218
SPIRONOLACTONE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

15 82
NITROSTAT 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

16 112
XARELTO 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

17 104
SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

18 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

19 12
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

20 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

21 14
AMIODARONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

22 128
CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

23 56
RANEXA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

24 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

25 79
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

26 149
BUMETANIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

27 111
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

28 90
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

29 279
RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

30 154
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 201
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on June 8, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.