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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$2.18M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

12,406

2014

9,761

2015

12,186

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
CLONAZEPAM 577

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE ODT 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

INVEGA 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 10
MIRTAZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

VIIBRYD 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

AMANTADINE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PALIPERIDONE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LATUDA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
OXCARBAZEPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
PRISTIQ 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

NALTREXONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
VYVANSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

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 8, 2007.
  • 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.