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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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6,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$310K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 262 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 262 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$272K

2014

$314K

2015

$310K

2016

Number of Claims

5,899

2014

6,694

2015

6,678

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
LISINOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

6 19
FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

8 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

9 14
TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

14 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
SIMVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 45
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

22 28
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

23 30
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

26 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

28 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

O 29 34
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

31 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

33 22
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

34 55
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

34 54
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 36 33
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 79
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 March 25, 2010.
  • 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.