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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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4,884Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$559K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$440K

2014

$439K

2015

$559K

2016

Number of Claims

2,949

2014

3,537

2015

4,884

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
BUPROPION XL 371

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 226

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

P
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LATUDA 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 20, 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.