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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$455K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$134K

2014

$299K

2015

$455K

2016

Number of Claims

1,847

2014

2,951

2015

4,289

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.

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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 289

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

57

patients, 25% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 13% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL SR 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LATUDA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

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 April 10, 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.