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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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6,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 22

$934K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 22

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 912 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$143 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $136 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 Indiana
RISPERIDONE 468 45 1 1
ABILIFY 398 57 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 370 33 3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312 29 4 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 293 57 5 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 47 6 17
OLANZAPINE 193 26 7 12
MIRTAZAPINE 184 57 8 20
BUPROPION XL 182 11 9 11
CYMBALTA 179 36 10 6
LITHIUM CARBONATE 178 0 11 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 174 0 12 9
SERTRALINE HCL 167 28 13 5
SEROQUEL 143 13 14 36
LAMOTRIGINE 141 13 15 10
TOPIRAMATE 139 0 16 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 127 0 R 17 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127 12 17 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 126 0 19 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 125 18 20 19
SEROQUEL XR 121 0 21 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115 12 22 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 12 23 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97 0 24 15
PAROXETINE HCL 89 0 25 24
LEXAPRO 80 13 26 57
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 76 14 27 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 31 R 28 43
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 21 28 26
GABAPENTIN 62 20 30 38
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 62 0 30 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 58 58 32 34
LUNESTA 58 0 32 68
PRISTIQ ER 58 15 32 32
NAMENDA 58 35 32 47
HALOPERIDOL 57 0 36 22
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 57 0 36 69
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 June 12, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.