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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11% Patients 65 Years and Older
94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category
TRAZODONE HCL 740 73 109
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 696 34 94 R
CLONAZEPAM 685 26 91 B
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 645 68 90
LATUDA 623 0 80 A 10
GABAPENTIN 591 28 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 403 69 41 A
TOPIRAMATE 377 <11 55
SERTRALINE HCL 373 46 46
HALOPERIDOL 372 <11 45 A
ABILIFY 353 12 54 A
OLANZAPINE 302 <11 34 A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 240 <11 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 233 30 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 216 17 32
RISPERIDONE 212 46 24 A
CYMBALTA 207 17 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193 29 32
MIRTAZAPINE 190 32 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 168 24 19
LAMOTRIGINE 165 <11 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 152 0 14
CLOZAPINE 134 <11 <11 A
INVEGA 125 0 21 A
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 <11 18
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 120 0 29 R
SEROQUEL XR 117 0 12 A
PAROXETINE HCL 116 <11 17
LORAZEPAM 115 21 12 B
INVEGA SUSTENNA 115 <11 22 A
PRAZOSIN HCL 91 <11 <11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 90 <11 13 A
OXCARBAZEPINE 82 <11 <11
DIAZEPAM 76 <11 <11 B
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 <11 <11
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 68 <11 <11 R
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 67 <11 <11 A
PRISTIQ ER 64 <11 <11
ALPRAZOLAM 62 <11 11 B
THIORIDAZINE HCL 55 <11 <11 A R
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 54 <11 <11 S2
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Sept. 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.