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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 31 providers in this state and specialty

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 31 providers in this state and specialty

107 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

11 of this provider’s 14 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 107 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 107 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $391 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$612K

2014

$796K

2015

$850K

2016

Number of Claims

5,160

2014

6,631

2015

6,873

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 760

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

37

patients, 35% of all patients

1 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 11% of all patients

2 34
OLANZAPINE 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 32
LORAZEPAM 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

4 13
LAMOTRIGINE 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
HALOPERIDOL 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 6 42
CLONAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
PALIPERIDONE ER 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 10 8 51
DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
NALTREXONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 57
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 11 46
ARIPIPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

P 12 20
ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 18% of all patients

12 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 18% of all patients

P 12 6
TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 21% of all patients

15 11
RISPERIDONE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 11% of all patients

P 16 16
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 12% of all patients

17 53
MIRTAZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 16% of all patients

17 31
CLOZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 63
LATUDA 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 21 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 22 37
OXCARBAZEPINE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 47
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 24 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 26 50
GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 2
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 28 19
OMEPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 7
PERPHENAZINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 102
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

31 29
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 106
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 109
RISPERDAL CONSTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 111
SEROQUEL XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 33
INVEGA SUSTENNA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 11% of all patients

P 37 113
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 38 67
STRATTERA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 18
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 128
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 128
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 June 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.