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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

907 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% 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

81% of this provider’s 210 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 54%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 907 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 907 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 0%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

14% 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

$198 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $145 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.95M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

6,522

2015

9,862

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 909

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

234

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
TRAZODONE HCL 863

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

224

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
RISPERIDONE 684

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 5
OLANZAPINE 473

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 2
INVEGA SUSTENNA 458

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 6 13
MIRTAZAPINE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
HALOPERIDOL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

13 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
LAMOTRIGINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

17 6
BUPROPION HCL SR 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 21
BUPROPION XL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 34
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 46

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
OLANZAPINE ODT 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 35
PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 43
TOPIRAMATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 25
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 46
LATUDA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 27
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 4
SAPHRIS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 38
LITHIUM CARBONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
PALIPERIDONE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 55
SEROQUEL XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 42
RISPERDAL CONSTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 38 39
RISPERIDONE ODT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 58
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 21, 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.