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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
SCOTT EMERSON DO

Psychiatry

3,908

$603K

165
19 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$154
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

AJAY VEERAGANDHAM MD

Psychiatry

3,763

$530K

288
47 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$141
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

AMRUTHAVALLI MUTHU

Psychiatry

3,761

$516K

261
31 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$137
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

GERI SNOKE M.D.

Psychiatry

3,738

$522K

218
50 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$140
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

RUBEN SALINAS M.D.

Psychiatry

3,713

$417K

198
52 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$112
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

SHABBIR CHOWDHURY M.D.

Psychiatry

3,710

$539K

230
61 are 65+

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$145
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

MAGED SAAD MD

Psychiatry

3,709

$405K

317
114 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$109
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

EDWIN HOEPER MD

Psychiatry

3,688

$249K

273
160 are 65+

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$67
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

NILIMA SHUKLA M.D.

Psychiatry

3,644

$611K

328
40 are 65+

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$168
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

SCOTT MCCLELLAND DO

Psychiatry

3,631

$383K

305
138 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$106
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

JAMES SMITH M.D.

Psychiatry

3,622

$438K

214
94 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$121
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

THOMAS GRESALFI

Psychiatry

3,609

$368K

162
34 are 65+

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$102
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

BYRON STROTHER M.D., J.D.

Psychiatry

3,576

$131K

244
28 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$37
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

LINDA HOWES GRAHAM MD

Psychiatry

3,533

$335K

276
47 are 65+

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$95
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

WILLIAM LAY MD

Psychiatry

3,489

$268K

234
32 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$77
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

CAROLINE LEWIS MD

Psychiatry

3,463

$369K

209
26 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$106
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

THERESA WILLIAMSON PA

Psychiatry

3,429

$741K

236
37 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$216
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

OLEG TCHEREMISSINE M.D.

Psychiatry

3,425

$434K

186
17 are 65+

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$127
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

DEBORAH ROSS PSYCHIATRIST

Psychiatry

3,425

$284K

287
81 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$83
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

PAUL KOCSIS M.D.

Psychiatry

3,423

$428K

184
32 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$125
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

SURYA CHALLA M.D.

Psychiatry

3,413

$308K

227
50 are 65+

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$90
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

CAROL VANDERZWAAG M.D

Psychiatry

3,395

$379K

73
5 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$112
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

AMELIA DAVIS MD

Psychiatry

3,372

$544K

195
12 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$161
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

NICHOLAS ZARZAR MD

Psychiatry

3,360

$352K

214
125 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$105
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

PAUL KEELY MD

Psychiatry

3,359

$479K

129
14 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 17%

$143
Average prescription price

Avg: $119

Sources

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