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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$398K

2014

$776K

2015

$605K

2016

Number of Claims

4,492

2014

7,710

2015

7,184

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.

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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
ALPRAZOLAM 589

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

75

patients, 27% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 398

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

61

patients, 22% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 40

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

P
DIAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 13% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

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 Oct. 31, 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.