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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 214

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 214

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

47% of this provider’s 203 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

4% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 203 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.07M

2012

$932K

2013

$1.09M

2014

$1.15M

2015

Number of Claims

7,883

2012

8,324

2013

9,754

2014

10,918

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
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

601

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

162

patients, 23% of all patients

P 1 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

487

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
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

382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
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

250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

6 21
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

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

R 7 19
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
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

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

9 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

R 10 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

11 22
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 5
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

182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
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

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 11
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 17 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

19 47
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

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 23
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 45
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 39
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 26
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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 24
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O 30 62
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

31 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

R 32 42
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 28
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

35 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 20
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

37 48
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 61
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 52
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 33
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

43 89
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 54
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 29
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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

46 25
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 47 38
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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 37
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 73
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

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

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 145
FETZIMA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 52 146
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

52 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 67
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

R 55 43
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 102
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 41
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 63
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.