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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$462K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
213 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

2014

$229K

2015

$462K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,384

2015

5,864

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.

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 380

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 27% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

44

patients, 21% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 March 7, 2015.
  • 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.