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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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5,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 162 providers in this state and specialty

$409K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 162 providers in this state and specialty

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

56% of this provider’s 154 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 54%.

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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 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 0%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $145 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$26.1K

2014

$283K

2015

$409K

2016

Number of Claims

359

2014

3,604

2015

5,576

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
DULOXETINE HCL 582

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

124

patients, 35% of all patients

1 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 502

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

99

patients, 28% of all patients

P 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 408

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

96

patients, 27% of all patients

3 1
MIRTAZAPINE 367

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

91

patients, 26% of all patients

4 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 256

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

5 14
OLANZAPINE 251

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

P 6 9
LAMOTRIGINE 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
CLONAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

8 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

P 9 21
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

10 32
PRAZOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

11 45
BUPROPION XL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
RISPERIDONE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
DOXEPIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 29
ARIPIPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 37
BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
METFORMIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 55
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
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 Dec. 22, 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.