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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
206 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$62.6K

2012

$60.4K

2013

$326K

2014

$682K

2015

Number of Claims

1,071

2012

1,353

2013

3,334

2014

5,479

2015

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. 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.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

436

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

356

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

R
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
THIOTHIXENE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 17, 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.