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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 45 providers in this state and specialty

300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

28 of this provider’s 64 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 300 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$860K

2014

$921K

2015

$788K

2016

Number of Claims

8,757

2014

10,234

2015

10,994

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
TRAZODONE HCL 842

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

76

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LORAZEPAM 747

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

67

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
RISPERIDONE 677

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

P 3 8
CLONAZEPAM 575

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 525

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 3
CREON 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

6 47
PAROXETINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

7 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

8 22
SERTRALINE HCL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 12
OLANZAPINE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

13 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

18 25
LAMOTRIGINE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

19 5
DIAZEPAM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

20 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
HALOPERIDOL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 38
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
BUPROPION XL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
CARBAMAZEPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 52
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 28 61
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 29 23
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
VALPROIC ACID* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 63
NALTREXONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 32 56
OXCARBAZEPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 26
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 51
SEROQUEL XR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 41
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 36 48
GUANFACINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 68
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 38 46
THIORIDAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 57
OXAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 73
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 41 17
PERPHENAZINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 33
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 30
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 20, 2008.
  • 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.