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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$442K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
153 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% 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

$517K

2014

$513K

2015

$442K

2016

Number of Claims

2,793

2014

2,549

2015

2,756

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 148

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

P
PRAZOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

LATUDA 99

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 8% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 77

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 13% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

P
PALIPERIDONE ER 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 12% of all patients

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 Nov. 29, 2012.
  • 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.