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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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5,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 59

$741K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 59

420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 604 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$134 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $120 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Kentucky
RISPERIDONE 407 65 1 2
GABAPENTIN 362 24 2 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312 40 3 8
SERTRALINE HCL 246 48 4 4
TRAZODONE HCL 237 0 5 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 232 22 6 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 0 7 3
CYMBALTA 183 34 8 10
OLANZAPINE 182 32 9 13
SEROQUEL 179 29 10 23
MIRTAZAPINE 170 31 11 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 0 12 5
LITHIUM CARBONATE 149 0 13 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 142 0 14 14
LAMOTRIGINE 141 24 15 9
ABILIFY 129 22 16 7
SEROQUEL XR 110 14 17 19
PAROXETINE HCL 107 0 18 18
TOPIRAMATE 103 0 19 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 93 22 20 21
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 88 0 R 21 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 85 0 R 22 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 14 23 28
CLOZAPINE 82 0 24 33
BUPROPION XL 73 0 25 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 0 R 26 31
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 0 R 26 29
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 71 0 26 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 0 29 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 0 30 30
GEODON 55 0 31 39
INVEGA SUSTENNA 51 0 32 37
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 Sept. 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.