Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

29,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 159

$2.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 159

1,041 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

65% of this provider’s 186 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 47%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 186 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 16%.

More resources »

Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$3.59M

2012

$3.07M

2013

$2.77M

2014

$2.98M

2015

Number of Claims

24,448

2012

28,666

2013

27,259

2014

29,702

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

3,833

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

342

patients, 33% of all patients

P 10 1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,879

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

P 2 1
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,543

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

174

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

P 10 4 4
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

195

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

R 6 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,086

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

904

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

10 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

11 15
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

P 10 15 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

R 18 23
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 20 10
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

P 21 25
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

P 23 24
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

24 13
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

10 25 39
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

26 37
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 17
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 34
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 46
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 27
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

R 33 31
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 52
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 44
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 51
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

Treats certain types of seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

39 61
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 43
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 42
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 35
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

46 59
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 41
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 47 60
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 30
RISPERIDONE ODT 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 10 49 55
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 51 40
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 52 54
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 53 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 54 63
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

55 28
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 56 50
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 57 58
OLANZAPINE ODT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 38
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 56
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 59 80
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 61 81
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 62 47
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 63 84
STRATTERA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 63 70
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 65 57
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.