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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$585K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
267 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$639K

2014

$757K

2015

$585K

2016

Number of Claims

5,344

2014

6,314

2015

5,935

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
CLONAZEPAM 393

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 372

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 22% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
HALOPERIDOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LATUDA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
SEROQUEL XR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
PERPHENAZINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

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 Jan. 13, 2014.
  • 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.