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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,750Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

$593K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

41 of this provider’s 61 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 0%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$125 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$682K

2014

$667K

2015

$593K

2016

Number of Claims

6,062

2014

5,284

2015

4,750

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 345

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

67

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
OLANZAPINE 306

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 13
SEROQUEL XR 233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 2
RISPERIDONE 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

P 7 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
LITHIUM CARBONATE 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

12 26
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

13 38
HALOPERIDOL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 22
GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

18 36
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 33
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 8% of all patients

24 20
PERPHENAZINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 26 28
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 May 31, 2018.
  • 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.