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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,829Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 597

$753K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 597

319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

32% of this provider’s 182 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

21% of this provider’s 182 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

0% of this provider’s 319 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$815K

2012

$811K

2013

$808K

2014

$753K

2015

Number of Claims

6,528

2012

7,964

2013

7,855

2014

7,829

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
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,005

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

132

patients, 41% of all patients

10 1 9
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

618

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

81

patients, 25% of all patients

2 13
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

601

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

91

patients, 29% of all patients

3 5
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

568

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

75

patients, 24% of all patients

4 2
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

5 16
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

438

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

P 6 10
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
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

285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 3
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

9 42
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

245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

10 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

226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

R 11 20
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

12 54
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 46
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 1
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

148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
BRINTELLIX 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 53
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

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 41
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 4
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 29
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
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

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 24 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 77
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 27 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER

Used to treat insomnia (tro... +

Used to treat insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 R 28 94
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 Feb. 1, 2008.
  • 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.