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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$194K

2015

$863K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,338

2015

5,069

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
CLONAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

66

patients, 21% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 8% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 7% of all patients

LATUDA 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P
INVEGA SUSTENNA 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PRAZOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ABILIFY MAINTENA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

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. 25, 2015.
  • 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.