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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Mental Health Counselor

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$1.29M

2012

$1.46M

2013

$1.5M

2014

$1.56M

2015

Number of Claims

9,378

2012

11,902

2013

11,880

2014

11,266

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
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

2,396

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

2,153

prescriptions.

297

patients, 63% of all patients

NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

1,402

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,367

prescriptions.

166

patients, 35% 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

1,032

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% 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

833

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

137

patients, 29% of all patients

R
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

811

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

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

794

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

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

531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

P
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

309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ROZEREM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10
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

209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ZALEPLON 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

R 10
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

R 10
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
BRINTELLIX 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CYMBALTA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
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.