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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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4,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$557K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$194K

2014

$510K

2015

$557K

2016

Number of Claims

1,238

2014

3,570

2015

4,500

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 347

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

65

patients, 25% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 283

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 226

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 214

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 174

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 9% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
INVEGA SUSTENNA 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
RISPERDAL CONSTA 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

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 Oct. 24, 2013.
  • 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.