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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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8,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

33 of this provider’s 76 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 379 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$144K

2014

$201K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

1,261

2014

2,160

2015

8,142

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 667

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

101

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
TRAZODONE HCL 588

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

104

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
CLONAZEPAM 507

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 432

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

5 15
BUPROPION XL 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

6 17
DULOXETINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

7 19
SERTRALINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
LAMOTRIGINE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
DIAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

11 28
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 32
LORAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

13 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

14 4
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
OLANZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
LATUDA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 26
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 9
PRAZOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 50
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 30
TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 51
INVEGA SUSTENNA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 40
HALOPERIDOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 18
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 22
SEROQUEL XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 47
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 48
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. 7, 2017.
  • 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.