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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$405K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
166 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$307K

2014

$384K

2015

$405K

2016

Number of Claims

3,093

2014

4,776

2015

5,182

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
OXCARBAZEPINE 502

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

61

patients, 37% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 467

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

54

patients, 33% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

37

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 20% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 19% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

P
DIAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

P
PROPRANOLOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 March 17, 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.