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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

2014

$409K

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

3,365

2015

8,692

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.

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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 586

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

76

patients, 27% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 583

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

75

patients, 26% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 566

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 430

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P
PRAZOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LATUDA 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P
INVEGA SUSTENNA 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL SR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P
DOXEPIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
TOPIRAMATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PRISTIQ 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRINTELLIX 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ESZOPICLONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
REXULTI 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P
BRINTELLIX 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Aug. 5, 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.