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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 79 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 79 providers in this state and specialty

565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

46% of this provider’s 194 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 565 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$161 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$531K

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

3,179

2014

7,283

2015

10,191

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
RISPERIDONE 799

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

P 1 4
OLANZAPINE 588

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

P 2 7
SERTRALINE HCL 546

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

P 4 13
LAMOTRIGINE 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

5 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

P 6 2
MIRTAZAPINE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

7 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

8 21
HALOPERIDOL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 26
TRAZODONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 37
LATUDA 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
CLOZAPINE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 15 20
SEROQUEL XR 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 16 34
TOPIRAMATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 12
INVEGA SUSTENNA 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 30
OXCARBAZEPINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
PAROXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 24
BUPROPION XL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
VALPROIC ACID* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 52
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 3
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 28 47
PRAZOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 27
MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 53
NALTREXONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 50
RISPERDAL CONSTA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 55
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 45
AMANTADINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 36 59
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 60
FAZACLO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 61
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 22
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 38 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 14
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 42 43
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 42
NUEDEXTA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 63
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 44 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 51
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 Oct. 11, 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.