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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

27 of this provider’s 61 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$565K

2014

$579K

2015

$633K

2016

Number of Claims

4,169

2014

4,733

2015

5,115

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
TRAZODONE HCL 293

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 269

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 262

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 2
DULOXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

4 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
LAMOTRIGINE 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
CLONAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

11 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

14 7
OLANZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 16
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

16 37
LATUDA 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 29
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 30
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
RISPERIDONE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 6
SEROQUEL XR 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 31
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 5
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
HALOPERIDOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
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 April 10, 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.