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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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4,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 382 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 530 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

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$319 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$563K

2014

$890K

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

2,399

2014

3,272

2015

4,450

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 593

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 281

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

2 35
VICTOZA 3-PAK 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

3 123
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

4 60
SYNTHROID 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

5 63
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

6 100
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

7 84
INVOKANA 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

8 156
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

9 113
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

10 126
LISINOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

11 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

12 5
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

14 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

15 56
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

16 221
VICTOZA 2-PAK 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

17 250
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 108
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 Aug. 5, 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.