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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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9,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 162 providers in this state and specialty

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 162 providers in this state and specialty

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

54 of this provider’s 73 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 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 0%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $145 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$481K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

4,377

2014

9,091

2015

9,952

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 768

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

146

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 747

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

132

patients, 28% of all patients

2 3
MIRTAZAPINE 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

P 5 2
RISPERIDONE 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

P 6 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
OLANZAPINE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 9
LAMOTRIGINE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

10 18
HALOPERIDOL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

P 11 23
INVEGA SUSTENNA 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

13 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
TOPIRAMATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 48

patients, 10% of all patients

15 25
ARIPIPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
DOXEPIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

19 29
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

20 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 21
PAROXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 26
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 4
LATUDA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 26 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

27 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 47
LITHIUM CARBONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

31 31
BUPROPION XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 51
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 34
HYDROXYZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 52
OXCARBAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
PALIPERIDONE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 39
SAPHRIS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 38
INVEGA TRINZA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 61
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 Nov. 5, 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.