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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
TRAZODONE HCL 354 47
LAMOTRIGINE 346 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 321 38
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 311 29 R
RISPERIDONE 267 43
ABILIFY 255 38
OLANZAPINE 244 56
CLOZAPINE 240 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 204 36
LITHIUM CARBONATE 203 46
MIRTAZAPINE 192 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 154 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 150 0
SERTRALINE HCL 146 17
HALOPERIDOL 141 12
BUPROPION XL 133 14
CYMBALTA 132 0
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 121 24
PAROXETINE HCL 121 0
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 0
SEROQUEL 107 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 92 0
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 0
OXCARBAZEPINE 85 0
TOPIRAMATE 83 0
BUPROPION HCL SR 79 17
PERPHENAZINE 78 0
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 73 11
INVEGA 73 0
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 12 R
INVEGA SUSTENNA 64 0
SEROQUEL XR 59 0
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 57 13
GABAPENTIN 55 16
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Nov. 30, 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.