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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 176 providers in this state and specialty

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 176 providers in this state and specialty

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

55% of this provider’s 110 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 51%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 440 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 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

14,770

2014

13,713

2015

12,929

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
CLONAZEPAM 800

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LORAZEPAM 622

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

2 17
OLANZAPINE 595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

P 3 14
DULOXETINE HCL 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

4 10
TRAZODONE HCL 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
SERTRALINE HCL 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

7 18
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 2
CLOZAPINE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 10 29
RISPERIDONE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 6
ALPRAZOLAM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
LAMOTRIGINE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 7
BUPROPION HCL SR 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 35
DIAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
HALOPERIDOL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 33
LATUDA 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

P 23 25
MIRTAZAPINE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
BUPROPION XL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
PAROXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 24
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
PALIPERIDONE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 59
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 56
SEROQUEL XR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 53
LITHIUM CARBONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 40
OLANZAPINE ODT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 67
DOXEPIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 38 49
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
PERPHENAZINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 47
RISPERDAL CONSTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 44
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 43
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 45 32
REXULTI 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 74
CARBAMAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 52
OXCARBAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 48 34
GUANFACINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 49 55
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 Aug. 14, 2012.
  • 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.