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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

777 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

59% of this provider’s 149 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 777 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$613K

2014

$818K

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

8,032

2014

8,025

2015

11,217

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
GABAPENTIN 600

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

1 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 560

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

4 10
MIRTAZAPINE 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
OLANZAPINE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 16
TRAZODONE HCL 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
SERTRALINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
RISPERIDONE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 6
CLONAZEPAM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 14
LAMOTRIGINE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
DIAZEPAM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
ALPRAZOLAM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

15 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 26
DULOXETINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
LORAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 53
OXCARBAZEPINE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
TOPIRAMATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
HALOPERIDOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 35
BUPROPION XL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
PRISTIQ 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 43
SEROQUEL XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 31
DOXEPIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 38
LATUDA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 29
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 51
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 65
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 52
CLOZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 33
ABILIFY MAINTENA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 56
PRAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 44
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 22
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 54
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 May 31, 2018.
  • 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.