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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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7,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 31

$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 31

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 Minnesota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 738 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Minnesota
LAMOTRIGINE 541 59 1 10
BUPROPION XL 362 62 2 12
RISPERIDONE 357 36 3 1
TRAZODONE HCL 349 39 4 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 263 37 5 3
CYMBALTA 237 12 6 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 233 16 7 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 55 8 2
TOPIRAMATE 224 0 9 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 208 0 R 10 11
SERTRALINE HCL 191 26 11 8
GUANFACINE HCL 172 0 R 12 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 171 0 13 28
OLANZAPINE 163 42 14 7
GABAPENTIN 162 0 15 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 22 16 15
SEROQUEL XR 150 32 17 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 19 18 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140 0 19 22
MIRTAZAPINE 138 30 20 14
PRAZOSIN HCL 131 0 21 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 127 18 22 24
ABILIFY 125 0 23 5
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 114 0 R 24 35
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 114 0 S2 24 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 113 0 26 26
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 105 0 S2 27 32
CLOZAPINE 95 0 28 9
INVEGA SUSTENNA 85 0 29 47
LATUDA 79 0 30 38
NALTREXONE HCL 74 0 31 51
OXCARBAZEPINE 72 0 32 34
SEROQUEL 67 0 33 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 0 34 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 62 0 35 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 0 36 16
LEXAPRO 61 0 36 44
PAROXETINE HCL 53 0 38 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 0 38 21
PRISTIQ ER 52 0 40 42
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 Oct. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.