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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 99 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 99 providers in this state and specialty

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

26 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

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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$202 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$551K

2014

$991K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

4,362

2014

5,705

2015

5,349

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 381

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

P 1 1
SERTRALINE HCL 367

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
TRAZODONE HCL 307

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

5 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

6 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

7 25
OLANZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 11
RISPERIDONE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

P 8 3
LAMOTRIGINE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
FANAPT 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
INVEGA SUSTENNA 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 35
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 9% of all patients

P 14 43
IMIPRAMINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 60
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

17 6
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 12
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 10% of all patients

21 34
HALOPERIDOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 22 31
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 23 21
SAPHRIS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 25 16
PRISTIQ 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

27 48
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 7
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 32 46
SEROQUEL XR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 34 26
BUPROPION HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 55
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 82
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 Dec. 9, 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.