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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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9,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$431K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 195 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

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

71% 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

43% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 322 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$506K

2014

$576K

2015

$431K

2016

Number of Claims

11,194

2014

11,851

2015

9,367

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
LISINOPRIL 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
ALPRAZOLAM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

9 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

12 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

13 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

13 68
MELOXICAM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

15 18
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

16 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

17 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 7
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 23 37
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

26 74
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

A 26 40
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 50
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 62
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 31 44
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

32 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 21
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

36 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 94
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 64
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 92
LAMOTRIGINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 40 95
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

A 41 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 41 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 43 160
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 71
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 98
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

46 29
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 34
ENDOCET 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 247
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 46 134
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 51 32
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 51 30
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 Feb. 14, 2013.
  • 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.