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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36

$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 36

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Massachusetts
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 958 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Massachusetts
RISPERIDONE 779 82 1 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 641 128 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 547 60 3 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 469 48 4 4
SERTRALINE HCL 387 73 5 6
OLANZAPINE 285 33 6 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 283 53 R 7 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264 20 8 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 260 57 9 25
PAROXETINE HCL 220 29 10 18
ABILIFY 190 29 11 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 155 24 12 10
MIRTAZAPINE 150 21 13 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL 133 0 14 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 129 40 15 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128 15 16 36
TOPIRAMATE 126 0 17 20
HALOPERIDOL 117 48 18 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 116 12 19 19
CARBAMAZEPINE 112 11 20 38
GABAPENTIN 111 0 21 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106 31 22 11
OXCARBAZEPINE 102 0 23 21
NAMENDA 100 13 24 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 17 25 32
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 90 0 26 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 86 0 27 13
BUPROPION XL 86 0 27 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 25 29 9
SEROQUEL XR 81 0 29 30
SEROQUEL 80 0 31 23
CLONIDINE HCL 72 0 32 24
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.