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Prescriber Checkup

Top Psychiatry Prescribers in North Carolina

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
KESHAVPAL REDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

13,649

$1.48M

848
164 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$109
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

RUDY SANTOSO MD

Psychiatry

12,650

$1.69M

519
80 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$134
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

EDWARD LOVE MD

Psychiatry

11,733

$1.06M

525
158 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$90
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

RAVINDER MAMEDI M.D.

Psychiatry

11,575

$917K

501
181 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$79
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

RAFAEL CALABRIA MD

Psychiatry

11,347

$1.44M

501
83 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$127
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

HANSEN SU MD

Psychiatry

10,286

$1.06M

428
66 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$103
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

BARBARA LOWRY MD

Psychiatry

8,510

$622K

590
341 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$73
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

HONI GLUCK M.D.

Psychiatry

8,237

$994K

361
70 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$121
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

MUTHIAH SABANAYAGAM M.D.

Psychiatry

8,231

$1.24M

353
86 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$150
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

RICARDO BIERRENBACH-DECASTRO M.D

Psychiatry

8,034

$1.09M

433
129 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$136
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

VISWANATHAN SWAMINATHAN M.D.,DFAPA

Psychiatry

7,883

$1.03M

384
94 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$131
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

KRISHNA VERMA M.D.

Psychiatry

7,803

$936K

356
100 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$120
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

SUBHASH PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

7,742

$775K

258
44 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$100
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

GERALD PLOVSKY MD

Psychiatry

7,734

$698K

550
347 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$90
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

LARRY CUMMINS MD PC

Psychiatry

7,661

$666K

337
71 are 65+

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$87
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

KENNETH HEADEN MD

Psychiatry

7,660

$1.26M

321
44 are 65+

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$164
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

MARK CHANDLER MD

Psychiatry

7,254

$1.41M

443
72 are 65+

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$195
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

MOHAMMAD ABU-SALHA MD

Psychiatry

7,228

$566K

348
98 are 65+

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$78
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

KALAVATHI KOLAPPA MD

Psychiatry

7,049

$683K

371
108 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$97
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

MARTHA SHUPING M.D.

Psychiatry

6,966

$1.39M

204
26 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$200
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

BEVERLY JONES MD

Psychiatry

6,720

$378K

557
457 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$56
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

VICTORIA PAYNE M.D., M.S

Psychiatry

6,268

$1.21M

326
61 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$193
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

KAREN BILLMIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

6,201

$752K

385
67 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$121
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

ELIZABETH PEKAREK M.D.

Psychiatry

6,042

$530K

430
80 are 65+

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$88
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

MATHUKUTTY JOSEPH M.D.

Psychiatry

5,840

$573K

268
29 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$98
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank