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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$190K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
147 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category
CLONAZEPAM 169 17 28 B
RISPERIDONE 157 28 25 A
LAMOTRIGINE 151 25 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 112 <11 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 <11 26 A
RISPERDAL CONSTA 97 38 13 A
LORAZEPAM 77 <11 <11 B
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 0 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 12 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68 <11 15 R
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 64 <11 14 R
SERTRALINE HCL 63 <11 <11
CLOZAPINE 62 <11 <11 A
OLANZAPINE 62 <11 <11 A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58 37 14
ABILIFY 58 0 14 A
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 11 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 <11 <11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52 0 12
TRAZODONE HCL 52 14 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 0 11
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 July 26, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.