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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 1018

$277K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 186 out of 1018

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321 80 135 S3 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 243 47 80 B 2 10
OXYCODONE HCL 227 27 90 S2 3 9
LISINOPRIL 191 61 58 4 2
GABAPENTIN 187 38 49 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145 52 40 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 116 44 37 7 8
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 23 54 S2 8 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 97 16 27 9 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 51 31 10 21
NEXIUM 82 15 21 11 25
DIAZEPAM 80 <11 31 B 12 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 28 25 13 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 <11 37 S2 14 15
OMEPRAZOLE 77 40 20 14 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 75 20 24 16 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72 26 23 17 12
ATENOLOL 72 32 18 17 30
FUROSEMIDE 70 44 23 19 11
LYRICA 68 <11 19 20 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 <11 17 21 151
CLOPIDOGREL 63 33 15 22 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59 43 19 23 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 33 19 24 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 12 15 24 14
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Oct. 7, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.