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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

18 of this provider’s 24 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 175 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$485K

2014

$576K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

3,218

2014

3,901

2015

5,833

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 534

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

56

patients, 32% of all patients

1 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 354

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

P 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 347

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

43

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

4 27
OLANZAPINE 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

P 5 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 272

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

7 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

8 21
LORAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 18% of all patients

9 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 8
CLONAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

10 2
RISPERIDONE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 9
HALOPERIDOL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

P 13 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
CLOZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 33
INVEGA SUSTENNA 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 9% of all patients

P 17 24
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 17 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

20 20
LATUDA 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 26
CARBAMAZEPINE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 22 49
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 8% of all patients

P 23 22
RISPERDAL CONSTA 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 42
LAMOTRIGINE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

26 7
PRAZOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

28 53
OXCARBAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 29 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 10% of all patients

31 15
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 19
PALIPERIDONE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 46
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 June 9, 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.