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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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24,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 109

$3.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 109

1,051 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 Washington
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,051 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

8% of this provider’s 2,717 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$147 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $142 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 Washington
RISPERIDONE 2,630 288 10 1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,201 156 2 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,136 138 R 3 6
TRAZODONE HCL 1,136 129 3 2
OLANZAPINE 1,133 124 10 5 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 770 131 6 8
ABILIFY 764 66 7 7
LAMOTRIGINE 755 44 8 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 753 79 9 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 703 89 10 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 692 23 11 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 595 79 12 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 589 26 10 13 17
PAROXETINE HCL 573 39 14 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 565 31 10 15 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 564 91 16 13
SERTRALINE HCL 515 79 17 10
CYMBALTA 452 31 18 15
SEROQUEL 449 54 19 25
CARBAMAZEPINE 407 12 20 39
BUPROPION HCL SR 387 26 21 20
MIRTAZAPINE 380 67 22 21
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 375 0 R 23 22
INVEGA SUSTENNA 359 19 24 29
CLOZAPINE 323 16 25 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 307 38 26 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 273 48 27 35
PRISTIQ ER 257 13 28 42
RISPERDAL CONSTA 256 30 29 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 235 168 30 36
PRAZOSIN HCL 231 15 10 31 19
GEODON 196 0 10 32 45
OXCARBAZEPINE 183 0 33 31
SEROQUEL XR 181 31 34 34
HALOPERIDOL 179 39 35 28
BUPROPION XL 162 11 36 27
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 158 36 S2 37 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 158 0 37 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157 27 R 39 46
OLANZAPINE ODT 154 33 40 30
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 143 15 41 44
ZYPREXA 138 27 42 56
INVEGA 132 12 43 47
NAMENDA 129 96 44 40
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 127 0 45 43
VALPROIC ACID 116 28 46 58
CLONIDINE HCL 110 0 47 41
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 109 0 S2 48 61
GABAPENTIN 109 0 48 32
LATUDA 108 0 50 33
THIORIDAZINE HCL 105 0 R 51 62
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 94 26 R 52 54
TOPIRAMATE 87 0 53 52
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 80 0 R 54 66
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 79 0 55 54
LEXAPRO 75 13 56 50
RISPERIDONE M-TAB 72 18 57 53
LUNESTA 65 0 58 71
RISPERIDONE ODT 62 0 59 72
OMEPRAZOLE 54 0 60 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 0 61 76
BUPROPION HCL 51 0 61 76
IMIPRAMINE HCL 50 0 R 63 79
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. 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.