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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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8,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$361K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 199 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

98% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$14.9K

2014

$101K

2015

$361K

2016

Number of Claims

369

2014

2,110

2015

8,600

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,289

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

377

patients, 55% of all patients

O 1 17
GABAPENTIN 1,113

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

372

patients, 55% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 992

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

276

patients, 41% of all patients

O 3 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 559

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

207

patients, 30% of all patients

4 24
BACLOFEN 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

5 47
MELOXICAM 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

6 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

O 7 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

8 56
IBUPROFEN 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

9 69
FENTANYL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

11 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

12 98
TRAZODONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

13 38
NAPROXEN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

14 78
OXYCONTIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 83
OXYCODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

O 16 42
METHADONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 120
DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

18 49
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 186
OPANA ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 126
METHOCARBAMOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 130
MORPHINE SULFATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 131
OMEPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 5
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 135
ONDANSETRON ODT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 343
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 Feb. 7, 2018.
  • 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.