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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$361K

2014

$336K

2015

$313K

2016

Number of Claims

4,416

2014

4,695

2015

5,092

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SERTRALINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

61

patients, 22% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 270

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 234

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL SR 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P
LISINOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRISTIQ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 Feb. 8, 2010.
  • 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.