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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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8,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

$516K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

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

56% of this provider’s 377 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 377 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$376K

2014

$434K

2015

$516K

2016

Number of Claims

7,423

2014

7,999

2015

8,689

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 519

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

93

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

2 16
ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

3 15
OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
LORAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

5 22
FLUCONAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

6 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

7 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

8 23
AZITHROMYCIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

79

patients, 21% of all patients

A 9 51
LISINOPRIL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

10 1
METFORMIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
NYSTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

12 165
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

12 42
SIMVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 2
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

A 16 81
FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

A 18 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
ESTRADIOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 185
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 86
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

24 27
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 5
TERCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

25 286
SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 63
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

30 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

A 31 144
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

32 59
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 18
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

36 158
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

38 88
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 39 29
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

39 179
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

41 125
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

41 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 41 61
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 118
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

48 201
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 94
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

49 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 40
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 52 149
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 7
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 356
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.