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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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5,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

$490K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 225 providers in this state and specialty

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

39% of this provider’s 135 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 0%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$127K

2014

$420K

2015

$490K

2016

Number of Claims

1,467

2014

5,238

2015

5,952

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
TRAZODONE HCL 651

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

146

patients, 45% of all patients

1 1
RISPERIDONE 536

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

P 2 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 373

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

75

patients, 23% of all patients

3 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

4 19
SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

P 7 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

10 28
BUPROPION XL 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

P 12 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 13
PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
LAMOTRIGINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 54
SEROQUEL XR 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 17
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
PRAZOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

21 56
TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 23 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
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 26, 2018.
  • 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.