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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,009Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$652K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 South 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

17% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $198 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$380K

2014

$511K

2015

$652K

2016

Number of Claims

7,878

2014

9,489

2015

11,009

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 650

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 551

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

3 9
CARVEDILOL 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
MELOXICAM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

5 30
OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

8 17
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

10 40
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

11 18
FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

13 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 25
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 44
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 28
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

24 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 7
CHLORTHALIDONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 64
COLCHICINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 15
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 89
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 91
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 55
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 8
NOVOFINE 32 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 94
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 96
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 10
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

43 25
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 44 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 119
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 45 71
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 47 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 63
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 March 21, 2012.
  • 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.