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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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3,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

0% of this provider’s 190 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

59% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$376 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$276K

2014

$710K

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

892

2014

2,009

2015

3,115

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 284

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

70

patients, 23% of all patients

1 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 227

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

2 84
GLIPIZIDE 213

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

3 26
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 180

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

4 120
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 151

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

5 105
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 129

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

6 101
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 125

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

7 124
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
INVOKANA 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

9 149
VICTOZA 2-PAK 91

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

10 173
NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

11 175
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

12 186
TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

13 166
PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14 196
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

15 197
VICTOZA 3-PAK 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 208
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

16 208
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 70
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

19 87
TRULICITY 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 20 220
HUMALOG 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 220
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 18, 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.