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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$426K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
255 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$358K

2014

$452K

2015

$426K

2016

Number of Claims

4,045

2014

4,274

2015

4,550

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. 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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
CLONAZEPAM 335

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 286

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

57

patients, 22% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 8% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 8% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LATUDA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 26, 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.