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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 850

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 850

874 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

46% of this provider’s 439 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 439 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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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 *

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.12M

2012

$967K

2013

$1.22M

2014

$1.34M

2015

Number of Claims

8,939

2012

12,308

2013

14,321

2014

16,331

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,077

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

168

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

876

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

R 2 17
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

843

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

809

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

781

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

5 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

762

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

P 6 4
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

7 15
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 9
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

13 29
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 33
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 32
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 22
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

22 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 28
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 23
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 27 13
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 35
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 19
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 32 58
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 32 43
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 76
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 30
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 37 45
IMIPRAMINE HCL

Imipramine tablets and caps... +

Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 R 38 128
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 39 54
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 46
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 26
THIOTHIXENE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 42 121
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 71
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 24
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 45 7
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 9, 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.