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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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5,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 66 providers in this state and specialty

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

29 of this provider’s 56 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 392 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

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$928K

2014

$838K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

7,290

2014

7,067

2015

5,586

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 429

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
CLONAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 49

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 8
ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

7 6
SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

9 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
RISPERIDONE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 22
MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
LORAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 45

patients, 11% of all patients

16 13
HALOPERIDOL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 18
LATUDA 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
LAMOTRIGINE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
INVEGA SUSTENNA 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 24
OLANZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 12
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 29 37
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 43
OXCARBAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 41
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 56
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 April 12, 2011.
  • 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.