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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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5,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 212

$852K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 212

233 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

12% of this provider’s 755 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$144 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $131 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 New York
RISPERIDONE 538 70 1 1
SERTRALINE HCL 405 21 2 4
OLANZAPINE 351 26 3 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 346 37 4 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 308 78 5 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 305 59 6 6
ABILIFY 259 54 7 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 219 26 R 8 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 217 17 9 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 189 23 10 14
SEROQUEL 163 57 11 26
LEXAPRO 155 20 12 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE 151 13 13 20
SEROQUEL XR 147 0 14 23
THIORIDAZINE HCL 146 41 R 15 49
TOPIRAMATE 137 13 16 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125 0 17 22
ZYPREXA 111 0 18 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 0 19 15
BUPROPION XL 99 0 20 16
LAMOTRIGINE 89 0 21 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 0 22 11
HALOPERIDOL 87 12 23 24
CYMBALTA 82 0 24 12
TRAZODONE HCL 79 24 25 5
PAROXETINE HCL 78 15 26 21
BUPROPION HCL 77 17 27 64
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 71 17 28 40
MIRTAZAPINE 62 13 29 17
CLOZAPINE 50 0 30 10
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. 7, 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.