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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychologist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.48M

2012

$1.64M

2013

$1.81M

2014

$1.81M

2015

Number of Claims

9,644

2012

12,008

2013

13,419

2014

13,989

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
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

1,335

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,175

prescriptions.

172

patients, 24% of all patients

NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

1,125

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,120

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

861

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

802

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

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

681

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

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

678

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

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

451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

R
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

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

411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

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

240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

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

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

R
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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

R
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER

Used to treat insomnia (tro... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 R
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.