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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 Oregon
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

58 of this provider’s 68 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.01M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

8,412

2014

11,045

2015

12,070

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 723

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

1 9
RISPERIDONE 696

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

P 2 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 682

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 4
OLANZAPINE 609

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 5
LORAZEPAM 564

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

5 8
TRAZODONE HCL 546

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
CLOZAPINE 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

P 7 10
CLONAZEPAM 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

8 1
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 23
ARIPIPRAZOLE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 7
HALOPERIDOL 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 25
LAMOTRIGINE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

12 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

15 35
SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
PERPHENAZINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 33
LATUDA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 24
MIRTAZAPINE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 52
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 39
BUPROPION XL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
PRAZOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
RISPERDAL CONSTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 11
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 65
TOPIRAMATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
DOXEPIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
SAPHRIS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 40 51
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 31
SEROQUEL XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 32
GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 45 44
AMANTADINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 47 67
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
INVEGA SUSTENNA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 38
STRATTERA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 50 59
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.