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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
RISPERIDONE 778 122
SERTRALINE HCL 715 111
ABILIFY 530 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 428 34
TRAZODONE HCL 412 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 374 24
OLANZAPINE 374 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 325 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 325 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 319 31
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 266 0
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 214 15 R
LAMOTRIGINE 185 26
PAROXETINE HCL 182 0
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 176 0
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 17
BUPROPION XL 166 0
LITHIUM CARBONATE 163 0
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 22
SEROQUEL 133 22
CYMBALTA 107 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 87
HALOPERIDOL 93 32
MIRTAZAPINE 89 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 84 14
ZYPREXA 80 0
GEODON 80 0
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 20 R
GABAPENTIN 72 0
SEROQUEL XR 69 0
CLOZAPINE 55 0
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 12
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 0
OXCARBAZEPINE 52 12
NAMENDA 52 46
THIORIDAZINE HCL 50 17 R
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 April 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.