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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Tennessee
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 67 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 322 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

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$761K

2014

$861K

2015

$882K

2016

Number of Claims

7,382

2014

7,774

2015

7,991

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 551

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

98

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 2
SERTRALINE HCL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
BUPROPION XL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

6 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

8 21
GABAPENTIN 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

P 9 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 26
LAMOTRIGINE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

13 25
CLOZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 14 33
CLONAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
OLANZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 16
DULOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

17 17
LATUDA 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

P 18 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

19 13
RISPERIDONE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 6
PAROXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

24 35
ALPRAZOLAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 3
DIAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
HALOPERIDOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
OXCARBAZEPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
SEROQUEL XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 45
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. 6, 2012.
  • 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.