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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

25 of this provider’s 46 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 270 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$131 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$126K

2014

$515K

2015

$615K

2016

Number of Claims

1,071

2014

3,587

2015

4,686

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
TRAZODONE HCL 331

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

74

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
LAMOTRIGINE 312

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

61

patients, 23% of all patients

2 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN 226

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

63

patients, 23% of all patients

4 21
CLONAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

5 35
RISPERIDONE 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

P 6 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

P 7 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 2
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
DOXEPIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 14% of all patients

11 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

15 26
MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

17 7
ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
LATUDA 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 9% of all patients

P 19 30
OLANZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 13
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 8% of all patients

22 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 61
BUPROPION HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 50
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 26 47
TRINTELLIX 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

26 83
SEROQUEL XR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 17
INVEGA SUSTENNA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 29 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
ABILIFY MAINTENA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 51
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 Feb. 7, 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.