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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$261K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

86 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients.

0 of this provider’s 86 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$249K

2015

$261K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,199

2015

2,107

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
CLOZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 1 18
CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
LAMOTRIGINE 104

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 19% of all patients

P 4 7
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 6 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
PRAZOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 8 35
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 9 4
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10 28
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 11 16
GABAPENTIN 68

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 11 24
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 14% of all patients

13 6
LATUDA 64

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 14 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 13% of all patients

P 15 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 13% of all patients

16 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 17 11
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 18 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 23
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. 19, 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.