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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 405 providers in this state and specialty

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 405 providers in this state and specialty

1,067 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

40% of this provider’s 672 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 1,067 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

5% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$92.4K

2014

$859K

2015

$806K

2016

Number of Claims

1,449

2014

12,817

2015

14,657

2016

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.

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,053

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

208

patients, 19% of all patients

P 1 1
MIRTAZAPINE 873

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

218

patients, 20% of all patients

2 13
TRAZODONE HCL 809

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

187

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 698

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

4 11
LAMOTRIGINE 673

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
BUPROPION XL 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

7 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

P 8 4
RISPERIDONE 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 3
ALPRAZOLAM 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
LORAZEPAM 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

12 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
OLANZAPINE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 6
CLONAZEPAM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
PAROXETINE HCL 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
SERTRALINE HCL 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

18 30
DULOXETINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
TEMAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

23 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

25 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

26 43
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 33
BUPROPION HCL SR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 31
TOPIRAMATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

31 46
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 22
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

33 45
MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

34 52
HALOPERIDOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 35 25
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

36 38
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Aug. 18, 2015.
  • 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.