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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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5,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
239 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
5% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$1.03M

2014

$911K

2015

$811K

2016

Number of Claims

6,301

2014

5,774

2015

5,518

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.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CLONAZEPAM 524

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

67

patients, 28% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 43

patients, 18% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 47

patients, 20% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 250

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 13% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 13% of all patients

LATUDA 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 9% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PALIPERIDONE ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION XL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

INVEGA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 Nov. 3, 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.
  • 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.