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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$887K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

28 of this provider’s 59 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 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$586K

2014

$837K

2015

$887K

2016

Number of Claims

6,128

2014

7,709

2015

8,849

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
CLONAZEPAM 641

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LORAZEPAM 534

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

3 16
TRAZODONE HCL 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
RISPERIDONE 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 3
MIRTAZAPINE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

7 15
LAMOTRIGINE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 19
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
CLOZAPINE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

15 10
OLANZAPINE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
OXCARBAZEPINE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
PRAZOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

21 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
PAROXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
LATUDA 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 23 36
ARIPIPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

P 25 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 39
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 31
HYDROXYZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

31 45
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 46
PERPHENAZINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 33
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
INVEGA SUSTENNA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 43
HALOPERIDOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 38
SEROQUEL XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 39 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 25
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 40
DOXEPIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 42
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 Sept. 17, 2012.
  • 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.