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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$309K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$290K

2014

$295K

2015

$309K

2016

Number of Claims

4,334

2014

4,599

2015

5,128

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. 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.

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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.

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

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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 Receiving this Drug Category
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 548

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

69

patients, 24% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 389

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 327

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

72

patients, 25% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 325

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 292

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 263

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 12% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 9% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
OXCARBAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
LATUDA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.