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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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3,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 221 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$2.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

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

40% of this provider’s 188 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 188 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$763 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.67M

2014

$2.17M

2015

$2.78M

2016

Number of Claims

2,988

2014

3,450

2015

3,643

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
GENVOYA 223

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

1 193
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

2 11
TIVICAY 204

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

3 161
COMPLERA 190

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 20% of all patients

10 4 200
GABAPENTIN 142

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
ODEFSEY 141

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

35

patients, 19% of all patients

10 6 216
VALACYCLOVIR 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 10% of all patients

7 209
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
LISINOPRIL 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
TRUVADA 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 9% of all patients

10 176
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

11 59
GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 12 128
ATRIPLA 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 10% of all patients

13 182
ISENTRESS 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

14 225
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 A 15 80
TRIUMEQ 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 16 259
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 17 1
PREZISTA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 18 240
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 13% of all patients

A 19 32
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.