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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 123

$3.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 123

1,088 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 Washington
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,088 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 Washington
RISPERIDONE 3,191 383 368 A 10 1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,698 226 176 A 2 2
OLANZAPINE 1,306 149 123 A 10 3 4
CLONAZEPAM 1,253 103 169 B 4 3
LORAZEPAM 1,176 180 186 B 5 8
TRAZODONE HCL 1,168 111 170 6 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,134 115 141 R 7 7
LAMOTRIGINE 872 81 145 8 6
ALPRAZOLAM 804 41 133 B 9 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 791 128 109 10 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 782 136 107 11 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 752 129 73 12 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 690 44 78 A 10 13 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 674 21 108 14 20
ABILIFY 618 33 100 A 15 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 595 79 82 16 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 591 85 69 17 15
PAROXETINE HCL 542 44 66 18 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 534 21 78 19 18
SERTRALINE HCL 467 64 68 20 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 419 15 40 21 40
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 419 16 66 R 21 24
CYMBALTA 410 35 56 23 21
DIAZEPAM 400 44 53 B 24 38
BUPROPION HCL SR 376 12 59 25 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 371 72 54 26 27
MIRTAZAPINE 364 75 49 27 26
CLOZAPINE 345 12 21 A 28 11
INVEGA SUSTENNA 338 35 38 A 29 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 330 62 38 30 32
RISPERDAL CONSTA 271 24 16 A 31 29
PRISTIQ ER 268 13 28 32 48
PRAZOSIN HCL 261 12 40 10 33 17
BUPROPION XL 204 <11 34 34 25
OXCARBAZEPINE 185 13 23 35 36
HALOPERIDOL 170 40 23 A 36 30
CLONIDINE HCL 166 0 16 37 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 166 129 20 37 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 154 0 20 39 41
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 149 18 27 S2 40 37
SEROQUEL XR 147 29 17 A 41 39
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 145 21 23 S2 42 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 11 25 R 43 52
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 142 11 32 A 44 51
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 134 <11 <11 45 46
TEMAZEPAM 126 22 23 B 46 43
LATUDA 125 0 17 A 47 31
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 121 0 13 S2 48 55
RISPERIDONE ODT 118 <11 13 A 10 49 60
OLANZAPINE ODT 116 24 12 A 50 35
THIORIDAZINE HCL 111 <11 <11 A R 51 62
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 105 0 15 A 52 54
GABAPENTIN 97 <11 12 53 34
INVEGA 95 <11 15 A 54 56
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 90 <11 <11 R 55 65
TOPIRAMATE 86 0 11 56 50
LUNESTA 69 <11 <11 57 58
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 69 <11 <11 R 57 59
NAMENDA 68 <11 <11 59 44
SAPHRIS 57 <11 <11 A 60 49
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 55 <11 <11 A 61 71
VALPROIC ACID* 53 <11 <11 62 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 <11 <11 63 74
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 Dec. 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.