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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$226K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$166K

2014

$159K

2015

$226K

2016

Number of Claims

2,433

2014

2,414

2015

3,121

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
LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 124

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LATUDA 51

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

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 June 6, 2016.
  • 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.