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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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5,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 24

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 24

217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
7%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 Utah
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 217 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

14% of this provider’s 406 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$151 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $169 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 Utah
RISPERIDONE 439 27 1 2
OLANZAPINE 370 50 2 4
TRAZODONE HCL 321 37 3 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 320 23 4 9
ABILIFY 313 21 5 5
LITHIUM CARBONATE 242 44 6 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 238 45 R 7 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 232 0 8 14
SERTRALINE HCL 230 0 9 10
CYMBALTA 212 48 10 6
LAMOTRIGINE 204 12 11 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 0 12 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129 0 13 30
BUPROPION XL 108 0 14 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 0 15 15
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 94 0 15 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 87 0 17 26
SEROQUEL 83 0 18 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 0 19 21
HALOPERIDOL 79 0 20 22
SEROQUEL XR 71 0 21 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70 0 22 11
OXCARBAZEPINE 67 0 23 35
ZYPREXA 64 11 24 34
OLANZAPINE ODT 63 0 25 41
TOPIRAMATE 62 0 26 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 0 26 31
CLONIDINE HCL 59 0 28 37
INVEGA SUSTENNA 51 0 29 18
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 Aug. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.