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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$629K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

25% of this provider’s 107 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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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 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$807K

2014

$756K

2015

$629K

2016

Number of Claims

9,194

2014

9,560

2015

9,301

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,414

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

151

patients, 45% of all patients

1 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

2 24
CLONAZEPAM 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LORAZEPAM 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

5 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
DULOXETINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
TRAZODONE HCL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
OLANZAPINE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 13
SERTRALINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 4
BUPROPION HCL SR 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

13 21
MIRTAZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 6
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

18 43
PAROXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
DIAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

20 35
RISPERIDONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 5
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

23 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
LAMOTRIGINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 7
BUPROPION XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
PRISTIQ 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 28 44
HALOPERIDOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 30
VYVANSE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 30 70
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 34
SEROQUEL XR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 36
PERPHENAZINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 12
LATUDA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 27
STRATTERA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 36 53
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. 16, 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.