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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,031Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$143K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
238 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$40.2K

2014

$131K

2015

$143K

2016

Number of Claims

597

2014

3,064

2015

4,031

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
TRAZODONE HCL 370

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

66

patients, 28% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 322

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 286

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 220

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 207

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 30, 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.