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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Addiction Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,675Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$577K

2012

$1.18M

2013

$1.37M

2014

$1.33M

2015

Number of Claims

11,419

2012

26,758

2013

35,262

2014

40,675

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

3,527

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

425

patients, 25% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

3,391

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,223

prescriptions.

609

patients, 36% of all patients

10
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

2,086

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

274

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

2,046

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

286

patients, 17% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

1,955

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

271

patients, 16% of all patients

10
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

1,948

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

276

patients, 16% of all patients

10
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

1,718

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

216

patients, 13% of all patients

P
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

1,690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

246

patients, 14% 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

1,640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

308

patients, 18% of all patients

10
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

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

1,639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

215

patients, 13% of all patients

R 10
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

1,532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

255

patients, 15% of all patients

R
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

194

patients, 11% of all patients

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

1,362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

200

patients, 12% 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

1,278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

197

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

177

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,028

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

181

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

1,019

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

146

patients, 9% of all patients

P
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

1,004

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

228

patients, 13% 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

958

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

134

patients, 8% 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

713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% 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

462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

68

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

443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% 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

393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

R
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

R
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% 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

309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

ROZEREM 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% 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

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

R
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

NALTREXONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZALEPLON 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 R
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLURAZEPAM HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER

Used to treat insomnia (tro... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

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 Aug. 9, 2013.
  • 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.