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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

60% of this provider’s 102 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 676 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 676 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 0%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

2014

$531K

2015

$863K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

4,587

2015

8,467

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
TRAZODONE HCL 634

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

160

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
BUSPIRONE HCL 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 499

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

10 6 20
SERTRALINE HCL 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
RISPERIDONE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 8
DULOXETINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
OLANZAPINE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
LAMOTRIGINE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
MIRTAZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
DOXEPIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 32
BUPROPION XL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
SEROQUEL XR 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 17
GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
HALOPERIDOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 22
TOPIRAMATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

21 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 34
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 42
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
LATUDA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 30
OXCARBAZEPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 19
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
PALIPERIDONE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 52
STRATTERA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 81
INVEGA SUSTENNA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 29
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 33
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 March 1, 2016.
  • 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.