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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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8,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$442K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 184 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

241 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

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 241 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 241 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$552K

2014

$490K

2015

$442K

2016

Number of Claims

12,193

2014

9,891

2015

8,270

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 487

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

56

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

7 14
DIAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

8 45
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

9 13
SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

9 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

11 15
LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

12 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

16 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

17 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

17 42
CEPHALEXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

73

patients, 30% of all patients

A 19 89
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

20 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

21 26
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 25
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 64
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

27 43
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

28 84
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

29 99
SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

30 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

32 70
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

32 29
INVOKANA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

34 181
CEFDINIR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

A 35 104
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

36 130
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 37 33
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 38 44
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 103
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 39 229
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 39 20
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 39 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 39 134
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 45 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 46 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 47 61
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

47 30
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 Jan. 6, 2011.
  • 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.