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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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5,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$339K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% 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

$315K

2014

$363K

2015

$339K

2016

Number of Claims

3,913

2014

4,377

2015

5,038

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LAMOTRIGINE 452

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

66

patients, 31% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 409

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 25% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 318

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

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. 17, 2017.
  • 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.