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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 11

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 11

270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

9% of this provider’s 270 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 923 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$186 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $134 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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
TRAZODONE HCL 415 86 1 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 345 33 R 2 7
CYMBALTA 338 71 3 4
SERTRALINE HCL 334 18 4 3
ABILIFY 322 71 5 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 292 37 6 6
OLANZAPINE 274 77 7 9
RISPERIDONE 250 48 8 1
INVEGA 222 31 9 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 28 10 20
LAMOTRIGINE 170 0 11 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169 0 12 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 165 0 13 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 163 46 14 8
BUPROPION XL 161 38 15 14
INVEGA SUSTENNA 140 0 16 40
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 140 17 R 16 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 140 27 16 40
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 121 0 19 29
CLONIDINE HCL 118 12 20 46
PRISTIQ ER 115 0 21 35
SEROQUEL XR 114 23 22 34
HALOPERIDOL 105 18 23 50
TOPIRAMATE 99 21 24 54
LITHIUM CARBONATE 88 0 25 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86 0 26 55
OXCARBAZEPINE 82 24 27 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 12 28 44
LATUDA 69 0 29 61
PAROXETINE HCL 60 0 30 65
SEROQUEL 60 0 30 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 0 30 45
LEXAPRO 59 12 33 26
NAMENDA 59 25 33 37
CLOZAPINE 57 11 35 68
RISPERDAL CONSTA 55 20 36 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 13 37 23
MIRTAZAPINE 52 0 38 51
ZYPREXA 51 12 39 74
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 13, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.