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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$552K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
308 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$417K

2014

$607K

2015

$552K

2016

Number of Claims

4,893

2014

6,628

2015

6,593

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LAMOTRIGINE 453

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 392

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 377

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

69

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 8% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

LATUDA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLOZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
PRAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <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. 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. 5, 2014.
  • 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.