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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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5,318Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 29

$712K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 29

269 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 269 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 791 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$134 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $158 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Nebraska
RISPERIDONE 496 98 1 2
ABILIFY 323 31 2 1
SERTRALINE HCL 221 34 3 6
LAMOTRIGINE 218 14 4 3
TRAZODONE HCL 207 14 5 4
CYMBALTA 196 45 6 7
GABAPENTIN 177 84 7 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 166 40 8 10
OLANZAPINE 164 19 9 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 151 19 R 10 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 28 11 5
LITHIUM CARBONATE 146 20 12 14
SEROQUEL XR 145 31 13 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129 19 14 15
CLOZAPINE 129 25 14 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 19 14 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 122 11 17 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 0 18 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 101 0 19 19
MIRTAZAPINE 91 26 20 23
PAROXETINE HCL 91 16 20 26
BUPROPION XL 84 24 22 16
HALOPERIDOL 83 0 23 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 12 23 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 0 25 32
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 12 R 26 38
LEXAPRO 58 0 27 51
SEROQUEL 57 0 28 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 0 R 29 44
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 54 0 30 37
PRAZOSIN HCL 52 0 31 42
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 Jan. 13, 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.