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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 71 providers in this state and specialty

$465K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 71 providers in this state and specialty

329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

37 of this provider’s 79 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 329 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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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 18%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$103K

2014

$404K

2015

$465K

2016

Number of Claims

1,289

2014

5,693

2015

8,208

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
CLONAZEPAM 710

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

87

patients, 26% of all patients

1 17
LAMOTRIGINE 511

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

2 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 500

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

3 28
RISPERIDONE 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 29
TRAZODONE HCL 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
LORAZEPAM 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

7 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 23
ALPRAZOLAM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

9 51
DOXEPIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

9 51
OLANZAPINE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 57
DULOXETINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

12 47
GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

14 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

17 68
MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 35
ARIPIPRAZOLE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 58
BUPROPION XL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 62
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 7% of all patients

22 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 8% of all patients

25 82
CLOZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 70
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

27 16
PRAZOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 85
TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 87
PERPHENAZINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 89
OXCARBAZEPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 71
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 53
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 61
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 99
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 108
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 114
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 119
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 June 22, 2016.
  • 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.