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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 105

$861K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 105

327 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

80% of this provider’s 142 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 48%.

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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

29% of this provider’s 142 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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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 13%.

Prescription Price

$103 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$661K

2012

$563K

2013

$739K

2014

$861K

2015

Number of Claims

5,649

2012

6,180

2013

6,789

2014

8,364

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

692

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

88

patients, 27% of all patients

R 1 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

552

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

P 2 2
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

483

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

P 3 1
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

387

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

5 12
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

P 6 20
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
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

217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

P 12 22
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 11
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

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

156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

15 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

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

R 16 15
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 19
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

138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 4
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

137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 35
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 42
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 9
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 47
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
OLANZAPINE ODT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 58
THIOTHIXENE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 65
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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 31
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 62
RISPERIDONE ODT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 56
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 50
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 33 16
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

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 34 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 35 51
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

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

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

R 36 45
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 37 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 38 29
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

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 26
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

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

R 40 43
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

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 41 23
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.