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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,095Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$641K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
167 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% 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

$855K

2014

$841K

2015

$641K

2016

Number of Claims

5,336

2014

5,113

2015

5,095

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. 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.

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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
ARIPIPRAZOLE 365

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 22% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 340

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 325

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 20% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 19% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 12% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P
GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
RISPERDAL CONSTA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLOZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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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 15, 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.