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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 850

$735K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 850

818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

34% of this provider’s 564 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

12% of this provider’s 564 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$587K

2012

$543K

2013

$666K

2014

$735K

2015

Number of Claims

7,192

2012

8,004

2013

8,808

2014

9,932

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

848

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
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

466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
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

445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 4
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

5 7
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 9
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

7 2
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
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

305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

11 26
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

272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
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

235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

R 14 13
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 20
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

215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

17 5
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

170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

19 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 35
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 27
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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 40
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 26 17
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 23
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

29 87
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 22
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 28
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 32
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

33 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 35 29
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

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 36 56
BRINTELLIX 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 36 73
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 Sept. 6, 2012.
  • 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.