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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,579Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$345K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

177 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 Oregon
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

35 of this provider’s 45 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 177 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 177 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$274K

2014

$485K

2015

$345K

2016

Number of Claims

2,161

2014

4,584

2015

4,579

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
OLANZAPINE 322

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 21% of all patients

P 1 5
GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

2 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
LAMOTRIGINE 208

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

P 6 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

7 22
CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
RISPERIDONE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 6
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
CLOZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 14 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

18 19
BUPROPION XL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 20 12
TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

21 40
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
LITHIUM CARBONATE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 23 26
OLANZAPINE ODT 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 45
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

25 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 29
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

28 17
SEROQUEL XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 30 21
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 Dec. 22, 2014.
  • 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.