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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,752Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 52

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 52

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 112 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 53%.

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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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

34 of this provider’s 112 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $118 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.36M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.31M

2014

$1.39M

2015

Number of Claims

8,557

2012

12,695

2013

12,504

2014

13,752

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,056

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

155

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,001

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

694

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

3 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

650

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

P 4 4
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

R 7 3
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

8 25
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

R 10 26
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 5
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14 34
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

R 17 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

19 24
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 10
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

R 22 31
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 23
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

P 25 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 21
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

P 28 39
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

R 29 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 11
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 36
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 30
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R 39 52
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 40 47
BRINTELLIX 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 64
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 42 65
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 29
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 44 44
NUVIGIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 68
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.