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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
159 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$420K

2014

$642K

2015

$646K

2016

Number of Claims

2,969

2014

4,416

2015

4,564

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
CLONAZEPAM 340

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 23% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 10% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 163

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
SEROQUEL XR 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
PRISTIQ 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LATUDA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

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. 3, 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.
  • 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.