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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,118Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$410K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
177 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$263K

2014

$308K

2015

$410K

2016

Number of Claims

3,754

2014

3,795

2015

4,118

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.

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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 217

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 11% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% 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 May 1, 2015.
  • 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.