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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 552 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 552 providers in this state and specialty

536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 371 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 536 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 536 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$229 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $129 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$690K

2014

$894K

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

4,425

2014

4,662

2015

5,268

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
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

4 128
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

5 68
HUMALOG 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

6 121
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

7 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

9 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

10 67
NOVOLOG 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

11 112
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 88
INVOKANA 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

13 168
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 106
SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

15 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

17 22
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 95
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

18 105
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 20 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

21 109
METHIMAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 217
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 8
OMEPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 7
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 Sept. 30, 2013.
  • 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.