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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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7,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 125

$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 125

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

10% of this provider’s 705 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 Tennessee
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 415 30 R 1 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 347 63 2 2
SERTRALINE HCL 337 40 3 5
LAMOTRIGINE 326 0 4 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 309 59 5 6
TRAZODONE HCL 307 46 6 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303 31 7 9
RISPERIDONE 295 43 8 4
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 286 19 R 9 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 242 13 10 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 222 20 11 15
ABILIFY 211 0 12 7
LITHIUM CARBONATE 197 0 13 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 25 14 10
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 184 20 R 15 20
OLANZAPINE 164 29 16 14
GABAPENTIN 157 21 17 16
SEROQUEL 148 15 18 22
OXCARBAZEPINE 140 0 19 28
CYMBALTA 136 14 20 11
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 136 20 20 44
MIRTAZAPINE 134 0 22 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 127 17 23 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 120 0 24 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 110 0 25 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104 0 R 26 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 14 27 13
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 91 0 S2 28 34
SEROQUEL XR 91 11 28 23
TOPIRAMATE 86 11 30 45
THIOTHIXENE 78 0 31 53
CARBAMAZEPINE 73 0 32 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 12 33 18
HALOPERIDOL 69 0 34 26
INVEGA 67 0 35 40
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 65 0 36 51
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 57 11 37 57
GEODON 52 0 38 46
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 0 R 39 29
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 Nov. 5, 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.