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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$246K

2014

$1.42M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

1,576

2014

9,313

2015

13,136

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
OLANZAPINE 962

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

96

patients, 25% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 708

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

96

patients, 25% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 665

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 567

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LATUDA 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
INVEGA SUSTENNA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PERPHENAZINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PRAZOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERDAL CONSTA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION HCL SR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE ODT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PALIPERIDONE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P
STRATTERA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SAPHRIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OXCARBAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRINTELLIX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

CHANTIX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 22, 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.