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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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7,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$537K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 Tennessee
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

33% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$219K

2014

$418K

2015

$537K

2016

Number of Claims

4,806

2014

6,277

2015

7,093

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
OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

2 6
RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

3 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 1
LISINOPRIL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

6 24
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

13 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

15 43
DIAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

16 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 18 36
SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 18 120
SIMVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
PREVACID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 20 250
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 60
NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 28 84
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 30 53
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 31 62
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 33 47
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 33
DUTASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 33 403
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 Sept. 26, 2008.
  • 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.