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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

30 of this provider’s 72 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

10,550

2014

10,947

2015

9,739

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
CLONAZEPAM 575

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

82

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

P 2 1
LAMOTRIGINE 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
TRAZODONE HCL 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
BUPROPION XL 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

5 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
RISPERIDONE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 2
LORAZEPAM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
DULOXETINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

13 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

13 27
OLANZAPINE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

P 15 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

18 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

20 20
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

21 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

22 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

24 36
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
PRAZOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
CARBAMAZEPINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 45
DIAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 38
LATUDA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 30
SEROQUEL XR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 41
CLOZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 31 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
RISPERDAL CONSTA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 35
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
ZALEPLON 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 77
HALOPERIDOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 26
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 39 39
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 60
DOXEPIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 42 69
INVEGA SUSTENNA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 28
BUPROPION HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 67
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 52
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. 10, 2010.
  • 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.