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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 434

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 434

427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

43 of this provider’s 85 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

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

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

21 of this provider’s 85 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$167 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $108 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.63M

2012

$1.61M

2013

$1.87M

2014

$1.84M

2015

Number of Claims

9,596

2012

11,036

2013

11,174

2014

11,011

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.

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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.

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
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

599

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

1 25
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

598

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

100

patients, 23% of all patients

2 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

R 3 64
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

4 23
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
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

417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

6 60
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

407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 24
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

397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

P 8 53
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 59
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 56
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

345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 39
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

316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 98
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

13 54
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 109
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

P 14 91
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

272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 107
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

18 93
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

P 19 97
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

212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 131
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 121
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 99
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 65
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 70
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

R 25 163
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 137
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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 88
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

R 30 153
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 175
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 111
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 13
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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 R 34 49
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 180
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 146
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 257
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 38 105
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 264
BRINTELLIX 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 267
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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 274
OLANZAPINE ODT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 274
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 43 79
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 44 214
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 190
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 46 55
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 288
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 46 152
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 288
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 March 1, 2017.
  • 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.