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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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7,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 75

$575K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 75

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 New Hampshire
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

28 of this provider’s 77 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

Comparisons are not shown because there are not enough providers in this specialty and state that prescribe these drugs, and because this provider has fewer than 100 patients 65 and older.

of this provider’s 77 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$252K

2012

$206K

2013

$402K

2014

$575K

2015

Number of Claims

1,635

2012

1,802

2013

4,942

2014

7,925

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
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

502

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 2
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

458

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
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

297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

6 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

264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

R 7 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
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

236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
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

233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

12 22
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 38
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

219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 5
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

208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 28
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

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 30
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

161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 27
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 25
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 30 54
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 43
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 34 24
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

R 35 44
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 36 13
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 49
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 61
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 June 3, 2016.
  • 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.