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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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7,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$359K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

53% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

26 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

$290K

2014

$298K

2015

$359K

2016

Number of Claims

6,992

2014

7,526

2015

7,792

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 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
NEXIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

8 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

13 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

13 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 44
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

20 39
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 34
MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 23 121
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 26 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 50
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 30 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 31 29
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 32 202
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 33 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 33 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 131
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 36 27
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 37 43
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 39 49
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 40 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 41 40
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 42 42
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 58
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 Aug. 22, 2016.
  • 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.