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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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6,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

37% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 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

$186K

2014

$279K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

3,097

2014

4,788

2015

6,707

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

3 15
METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

6 11
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 36
SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 66
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

O 19 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 19
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A 23 71
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 65
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
CLARITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 31 271
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 18
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 58
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 June 17, 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.