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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,353Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$853K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

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

86% 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.

44 of this provider’s 97 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 400 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 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.01M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$853K

2016

Number of Claims

7,435

2014

7,626

2015

7,353

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 443

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 437

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

2 10
LORAZEPAM 369

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
TRAZODONE HCL 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
RISPERIDONE 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 8
OLANZAPINE 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

7 14
DULOXETINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

7 21
SERTRALINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
DIAZEPAM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

10 32
MIRTAZAPINE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

P 13 12
LAMOTRIGINE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 3
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
BUPROPION XL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
PAROXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
SEROQUEL XR 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 41
GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
BUPROPION HCL SR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
INVEGA SUSTENNA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 24 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
LATUDA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 36
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
HALOPERIDOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 38
PRAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 23
CLOZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 13
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 48
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 Sept. 4, 2007.
  • 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.