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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$731K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$912K

2014

$752K

2015

$731K

2016

Number of Claims

7,710

2014

7,378

2015

7,389

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
LAMOTRIGINE 440

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

67

patients, 26% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

62

patients, 24% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

57

patients, 22% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 341

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL SR 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

LATUDA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

P
TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DOXEPIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PERPHENAZINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

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 Aug. 13, 2014.
  • 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.