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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 79 providers in this state and specialty

$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 79 providers in this state and specialty

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

42% of this provider’s 195 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

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

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$824K

2014

$645K

2015

$659K

2016

Number of Claims

7,689

2014

6,914

2015

6,863

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
ALPRAZOLAM 566

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

1 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 445

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 2
CLONAZEPAM 409

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
OLANZAPINE 341

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

P 4 7
LAMOTRIGINE 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
TRAZODONE HCL 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

7 29
RISPERIDONE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 4
LORAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
PAROXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 11 22
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
CLOZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 13 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
SEROQUEL XR 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
BUPROPION XL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
LATUDA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 23
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
OXCARBAZEPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 32
SAPHRIS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 62
DOXEPIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 35 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 48
IMIPRAMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 37 66
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 Feb. 24, 2011.
  • 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.