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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 249

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 249

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

47% of this provider’s 161 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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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

20% of this provider’s 161 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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.08M

2012

$1.31M

2013

$1.5M

2014

$1.47M

2015

Number of Claims

9,240

2012

13,484

2013

14,191

2014

15,539

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,121

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

815

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

784

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

3 19
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
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

626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

6 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
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

545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 3
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

9 11
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

514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
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

496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

R 11 12
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 16
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

13 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
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

396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 8
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

376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

P 19 29
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

P 20 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

R 21 15
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

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 25
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

23 67
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 39
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

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
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

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

R 30 40
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 31 36
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 51
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 30
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 63
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 21
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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 55
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 40 34
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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 20
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 42 57
GUANFACINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 43 109
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 44 43
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 54
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 31
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 48
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 62
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 53
SAPHRIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 82
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 Aug. 29, 2016.
  • 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.