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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

38% of this provider’s 111 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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Antibiotics

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

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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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$639K

2014

$833K

2015

$675K

2016

Number of Claims

5,378

2014

7,373

2015

6,993

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 406

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

P 1 2
GABAPENTIN 385

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

2 11
ALPRAZOLAM 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
TRAZODONE HCL 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

6 20
BUPROPION XL 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

7 19
LAMOTRIGINE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 14
DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
CLOZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 17 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
RISPERIDONE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 6
HYDROXYZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 8% of all patients

21 34
MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

22 12
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
BUPROPION HCL SR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
OLANZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 26
HALOPERIDOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 28
SEROQUEL XR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 31
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
LATUDA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 29
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 33 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 34 36
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.