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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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11,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 440 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

30% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$587K

2014

$798K

2015

$839K

2016

Number of Claims

6,999

2014

10,570

2015

11,399

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

5 22
ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

8 23
GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
SIMVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

11 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 11
MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

21 25
TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 42
PROAIR HFA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 50
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 47
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 122
SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 96
JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 141
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 49
FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 88
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 76
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 172
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 51
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 131
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 41
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

44 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 121
CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 190
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 78
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 68
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 197
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 32
ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 118
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 30
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 67
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 23, 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.