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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Licensed Practical Nurse

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older
84% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category
FLUOXETINE HCL 210 27 27
RISPERIDONE 204 22 27 A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 <11 25 A
SERTRALINE HCL 197 31 35
TRAZODONE HCL 174 25 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 166 18 17
SEROQUEL XR 147 14 19 A
CLONAZEPAM 144 54 23 B
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 130 25 19 R
ABILIFY 126 56 22 A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113 36 12
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 93 <11 <11 A
BUPROPION XL 91 16 18
PAROXETINE HCL 85 33 12
OLANZAPINE 82 18 13 A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 19 16
HALOPERIDOL 73 19 13 A
LAMOTRIGINE 71 <11 <11
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 69 <11 <11 A
GABAPENTIN 69 <11 <11
CYMBALTA 68 <11 13
LITHIUM CARBONATE 68 <11 <11
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 <11 <11
CLOZAPINE 64 <11 <11 A
OXCARBAZEPINE 58 <11 <11
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 <11 11
LORAZEPAM 57 <11 <11 B
ALPRAZOLAM 56 <11 12 B
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 <11 12
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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 May 18, 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.