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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$522K

2014

$562K

2015

$659K

2016

Number of Claims

4,915

2014

5,192

2015

5,414

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.

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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
CLONAZEPAM 355

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

60

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

78

patients, 27% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

LATUDA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

P
TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

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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.