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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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10,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

$129K

2014

$418K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

1,797

2014

5,775

2015

10,317

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CLONAZEPAM 1,237

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

220

patients, 35% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 741

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

143

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 609

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 548

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 5% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DOXEPIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

LATUDA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<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 Feb. 9, 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.