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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$274K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
163 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$822K

2014

$631K

2015

$274K

2016

Number of Claims

5,814

2014

7,867

2015

5,375

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
CLONAZEPAM 955

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 19% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 346

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 15% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 13% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

P
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GUANFACINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PERPHENAZINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXCARBAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 50

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 Aug. 9, 2012.
  • 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.