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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

$327K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 464 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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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 *

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$262K

2014

$323K

2015

$327K

2016

Number of Claims

5,051

2014

5,293

2015

5,250

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
LISINOPRIL 445

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 382

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

2 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 304

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

3 46
FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

5 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

6 13
BYSTOLIC 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

7 195
DIGOXIN 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

8 162
XARELTO 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 76
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

10 25
TORSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

11 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

14 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

15 58
SIMVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

19 52
RANEXA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

20 152
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 21 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

22 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

23 36
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 23 43
NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 177
SOTALOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 25 117
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 27 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 28 173
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 16, 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.