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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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9,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 524 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

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

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$189 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

2014

$842K

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

4,881

2015

9,066

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 623

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

153

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

2 8
METFORMIN HCL 542

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

4 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

5 44
LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
SYNTHROID 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

7 60
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

8 94
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

10 90
FENOFIBRATE* 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 66
LANTUS 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

12 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 1
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

15 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
CRESTOR 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

16 55
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 146
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

19 116
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
METHIMAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 269
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 118
NOVOLOG 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 134
GLIPIZIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 125
NOVOLIN N 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

25 220
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 9
NOVOLIN R 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 226
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 12
HUMALOG 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 235
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 124
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 68
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 164
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 169
VICTOZA 3-PAK 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 153
INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 147
SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 21
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 206
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 43 81
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 222
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 May 16, 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.