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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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7,388Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$218K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 239 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

585 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

6% of this provider’s 585 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 585 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$101K

2014

$31.7K

2015

$218K

2016

Number of Claims

3,741

2014

1,263

2015

7,388

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 527

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
CARVEDILOL 481

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

2 16
FUROSEMIDE 470

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

3 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 430

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

4 70
LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

7 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

8 20
CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

9 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

10 21
DIGOXIN 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 156
HYDRALAZINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

12 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 18
SIMVASTATIN 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

15 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
AMIODARONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 122
FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 110
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 3
XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 195
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 8
RANEXA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 207
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 35
OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 5
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 2, 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.