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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 850

$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 850

892 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

42% of this provider’s 632 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

6% of this provider’s 632 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 *

11% 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.58M

2012

$1.03M

2013

$884K

2014

$733K

2015

Number of Claims

13,683

2012

16,005

2013

14,445

2014

14,543

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
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

1,581

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,184

prescriptions.

289

patients, 32% of all patients

1 7
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,458

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

250

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

908

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

786

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
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

717

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

P 5 4
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

670

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

6 24
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

623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 20
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

514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

9 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

12 25
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 9
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 16 34
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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
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

264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
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

241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

R 20 17
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 22
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

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

R 23 13
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 32
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 37
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 15
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

26 44
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 23
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 53
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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 43
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 55
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 28
THIORIDAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P R 33 116
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 51
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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 19
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 16
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 79
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 98
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 May 4, 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.