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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$516K

2014

$475K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

4,958

2014

4,968

2015

5,584

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
RISPERIDONE 490

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

64

patients, 24% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 261

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 8% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LATUDA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% 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 April 13, 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.