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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 98

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 98

771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

57% of this provider’s 209 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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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

24% of this provider’s 209 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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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 *

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 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

$1.24M

2012

$1.33M

2013

$1.55M

2014

$1.58M

2015

Number of Claims

8,221

2012

9,568

2013

11,625

2014

12,319

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

1,126

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

198

patients, 26% of all patients

R 1 3
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

992

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

P 2 5
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

696

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

685

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 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

453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

8 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

P 9 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

338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

P 10 25
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

283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 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

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 7
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 37
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

14 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 6
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 17 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 12
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

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

R 20 13
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 41
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 39
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 22
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 48
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

R 25 29
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 26
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 54
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 24
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 40
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 33
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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 35 35
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 43
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 32
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 74
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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 16
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 21
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 43 34
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 31
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 53
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 42
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 48 87
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 8, 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.