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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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4,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 22

$583K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 22

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 1,049 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$137 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $136 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 Indiana
TRAZODONE HCL 273 62 1 2
ABILIFY 253 45 2 3
RISPERIDONE 219 65 3 1
LAMOTRIGINE 212 59 4 10
BUPROPION XL 196 45 5 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 177 46 6 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 157 12 7 15
CYMBALTA 146 52 8 6
SERTRALINE HCL 131 33 9 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125 15 10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 123 33 11 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118 0 R 12 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 89 13 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 0 14 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99 13 R 15 43
MIRTAZAPINE 92 38 16 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 13 17 9
SEROQUEL XR 90 0 17 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 48 19 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 29 20 7
PAROXETINE HCL 83 20 20 24
THIOTHIXENE 72 0 22 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69 18 23 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 18 24 26
NAMENDA 60 58 25 47
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 59 0 26 23
VYVANSE 54 0 S2 27 71
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. 21, 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.