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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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5,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

$320K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

38% of this provider’s 468 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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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

0% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 0%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$347K

2014

$459K

2015

$320K

2016

Number of Claims

6,501

2014

5,044

2015

5,892

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 723

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

P 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 700

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

141

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 382

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

3 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 332

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

4 28
MEMANTINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

5 39
RISPERIDONE 276

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
SERTRALINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
MIRTAZAPINE 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

10 19
OLANZAPINE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 11 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 8
PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

13 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

14 4
GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

15 21
HALOPERIDOL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 16 22
SEROQUEL XR 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 17 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 7
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

19 14
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 6
BUPROPION XL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 15
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 23 46
AMANTADINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 24 60
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 33
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 Dec. 28, 2010.
  • 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.