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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Community

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
819 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.49M

2012

$1.6M

2013

$1.92M

2014

$2.94M

2015

Number of Claims

8,461

2012

9,475

2013

10,340

2014

15,346

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

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,138

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

213

patients, 26% of all patients

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

774

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

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

741

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

P
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

581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

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

465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

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

427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

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

417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

P
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

415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

R
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

P
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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

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

263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

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

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

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

192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

R
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

R
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

R
FANAPT 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

R
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ABILIFY MAINTENA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SAPHRIS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE ODT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
BRINTELLIX 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
STRATTERA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 »

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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 July 8, 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.