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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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8,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

24 of this provider’s 40 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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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

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$125 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

2014

$158K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,392

2015

8,950

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
TRAZODONE HCL 553

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

104

patients, 27% of all patients

1 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

P 2 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

3 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

4 46
DOXEPIN HCL 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

5 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

6 27
GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 64

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
RISPERIDONE 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

P 8 37
MIRTAZAPINE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

9 43
LAMOTRIGINE 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

10 40
PRAZOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

11 62
ARIPIPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 56
SERTRALINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
INVEGA SUSTENNA 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 89
OLANZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 54
BUPROPION HCL SR 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

18 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 112
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 44
HALOPERIDOL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 95
PROPRANOLOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 99
TOPIRAMATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 66
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

25 102
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 5
DULOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
LITHIUM CARBONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 130
LATUDA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 113
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 73
AMANTADINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 140
HYDROXYZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

32 144
CARBAMAZEPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 170
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 55
BUPROPION XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 68
OXCARBAZEPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 123
LOXAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 160
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 98
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 Nov. 14, 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.