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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$212K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
105 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$318K

2014

$322K

2015

$212K

2016

Number of Claims

3,165

2014

3,588

2015

3,068

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 248

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 25% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 25% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 20% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 16% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 15% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 127

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 121

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 18% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 13% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 11% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HALOPERIDOL 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
PRAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<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 Nov. 1, 2011.
  • 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.