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Prescriber Checkup

TERRY LEE HARRINGTON NP CNS

24 MORRILL PLACE AMESBURY PSYCHOLOGICAL CENTER INC

Amesbury | Massachusetts | 01913

(978) 388-5700

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,983Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 385

$938K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 385

263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

20% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 678 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $76 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
TRAZODONE HCL 404 49 1 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 367 93 2 26
ABILIFY 319 22 3 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 299 43 4 49
LAMOTRIGINE 263 18 5 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 242 24 6 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 209 29 7 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 208 47 8 69
RISPERIDONE 193 12 9 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 24 10 12
OLANZAPINE 178 39 11 68
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 161 0 S2 12 147
SERTRALINE HCL 158 43 13 30
MIRTAZAPINE 152 20 14 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 0 15 41
CYMBALTA 135 0 16 60
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 135 17 R 16 64
SEROQUEL XR 121 14 18 74
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 116 0 S2 19 196
PAROXETINE HCL 103 11 20 82
CLOZAPINE 95 22 21 55
SEROQUEL 78 0 22 97
GABAPENTIN 70 16 23 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 70 0 23 90
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 65 0 25 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 0 26 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 0 27 88
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53 0 28 117
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 Dec. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.