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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,065Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

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

97% 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 Maryland
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

37 of this provider’s 40 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 300 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 300 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$397K

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,793

2015

11,065

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,396

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

137

patients, 46% of all patients

10 1 1
OLANZAPINE 1,037

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

63

patients, 21% of all patients

P 2 6
HALOPERIDOL 644

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

P 3 15
RISPERIDONE 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 5
TRAZODONE HCL 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

5 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 3
CLOZAPINE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P 8 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
CLONAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
PERPHENAZINE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 35
ARIPIPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 11
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
BUPROPION XL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
INVEGA SUSTENNA 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 27
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 28
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 40
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
OXCARBAZEPINE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
INVEGA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 51
AMANTADINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

25 42
PAROXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
LAMOTRIGINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 10
ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
THIOTHIXENE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
PALIPERIDONE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 42
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 34
MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 20
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 37
FANAPT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 68
VALPROIC ACID* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 71
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 44
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 Jan. 22, 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.