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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$567K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$662K

2014

$704K

2015

$567K

2016

Number of Claims

6,220

2014

6,947

2015

6,901

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
RISPERIDONE 512

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 369

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PRISTIQ 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL SR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LATUDA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

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 Oct. 11, 2013.
  • 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.