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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$302K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$106K

2014

$224K

2015

$302K

2016

Number of Claims

1,573

2014

3,636

2015

7,084

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CLONAZEPAM 740

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

130

patients, 27% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 585

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

139

patients, 29% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 524

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

P
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 54

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 7% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

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 July 15, 2014.
  • 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.