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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 140

$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 140

377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10% Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 377 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 459 53 69 A 1 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 453 44 76 R 2 4
ALPRAZOLAM 447 59 71 B 3 3
TRAZODONE HCL 321 49 50 4 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 293 14 49 5 25
SERTRALINE HCL 283 44 43 6 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 258 48 39 7 6
CLONAZEPAM 247 <11 42 B 8 8
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 238 11 44 R 9 45
RISPERIDONE 236 29 36 A 10 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 223 39 41 11 9
LAMOTRIGINE 220 <11 40 12 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 207 23 52 13 17
DIAZEPAM 205 15 32 B 14 21
ABILIFY 204 12 41 A 15 11
GABAPENTIN 173 23 29 16 16
OLANZAPINE 171 41 23 A 17 18
LORAZEPAM 162 36 22 B 18 19
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 158 0 27 A 19 23
OXCARBAZEPINE 157 <11 32 20 32
LITHIUM CARBONATE 148 <11 22 21 24
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 145 22 31 R 22 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144 20 27 23 12
CYMBALTA 132 <11 18 24 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 129 18 19 25 15
MIRTAZAPINE 127 12 21 26 13
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 120 20 17 A 27 47
HALOPERIDOL 94 0 14 A 28 31
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93 12 11 29 48
BUPROPION HCL SR 91 <11 17 30 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 <11 16 R 31 33
THIOTHIXENE 84 <11 12 A 32 76
TOPIRAMATE 83 <11 13 33 44
INVEGA 76 <11 <11 A 34 50
SEROQUEL XR 74 0 12 A 35 30
CARBAMAZEPINE 65 14 14 36 57
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 65 <11 15 A 36 69
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 65 <11 <11 A 36 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63 11 12 39 22
PAROXETINE HCL 59 <11 <11 40 20
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 58 <11 <11 S2 41 35
TEMAZEPAM 52 <11 <11 B 42 51
CLOZAPINE 50 <11 <11 A 43 36
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.