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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 98

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 98

856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

52% of this provider’s 170 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

26% of this provider’s 170 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 *

13% 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

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$658K

2012

$1.13M

2013

$1.39M

2014

$1.44M

2015

Number of Claims

5,575

2012

14,183

2013

17,035

2014

17,755

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
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,177

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

186

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

995

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

957

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

177

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
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

906

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

R 4 13
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

840

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 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

840

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

P 5 4
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

809

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

7 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

R 8 3
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

696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
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

557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

R 11 29
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 22
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 10
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
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

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
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

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
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

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 25
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
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

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 42
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

P 32 33
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 37
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 35 35
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 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

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 28
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

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R 38 66
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

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 40
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 69
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 32
THIORIDAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P R 42 70
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

43 31
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 48
SAPHRIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 56
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 36
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 47 45
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 47
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 46
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 50 51
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 Jan. 8, 2014.
  • 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.