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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 205

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 205

1,055 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

41% of this provider’s 422 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

22% of this provider’s 422 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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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 *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $32 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$697K

2012

$753K

2013

$810K

2014

$764K

2015

Number of Claims

11,255

2012

17,464

2013

19,666

2014

21,400

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
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

3,099

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,034

prescriptions.

382

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
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

1,646

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

224

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

1,189

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 9
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

1,131

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

1,108

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
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

980

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
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

782

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

R 7 5
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

722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

9 15
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

620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 8
ESTAZOLAM 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

R 12 28
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

535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 24
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

15 4
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

R 16 19
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
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

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
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

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 22 23
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 34
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 25 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
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

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

29 29
FLURAZEPAM HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 17
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 10 32 75
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 31
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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 33 41
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 39
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 35
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 37 63
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

38 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

39 40
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

40 36
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 62
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 45
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 37
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 52
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 43
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 Sept. 18, 2013.
  • 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.