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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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6,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

10% of this provider’s 126 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

33% of this provider’s 250 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 250 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$227K

2014

$293K

2015

$519K

2016

Number of Claims

3,712

2014

4,766

2015

6,088

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
GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

2 49
LISINOPRIL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

6 29
ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
DIAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

8 48
LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

9 53
OMEPRAZOLE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

12 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

15 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

16 6
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 8% of all patients

17 79
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

19 8
FUROSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

19 9
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

21 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
METFORMIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

23 7
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

24 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

27 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

28 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 30 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

31 70
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 32 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

33 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 34 41
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 11
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, 2014.
  • 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.