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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

49% of this provider’s 133 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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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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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.11M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

11,442

2014

11,884

2015

12,538

2016

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.

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
CLONAZEPAM 1,100

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

139

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 773

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 680

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
BUPROPION HCL SR 603

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

4 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 585

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
LORAZEPAM 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
DULOXETINE HCL 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
RISPERIDONE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

P 9 4
ARIPIPRAZOLE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 10
ALPRAZOLAM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
BUPROPION XL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
SERTRALINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
LAMOTRIGINE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
OLANZAPINE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 12
MIRTAZAPINE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

17 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
TEMAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 22 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
LATUDA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
SEROQUEL XR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
PRISTIQ 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 62
LITHIUM CARBONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
CARBAMAZEPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 32
PERPHENAZINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 35
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
SAPHRIS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 105
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 46
VIIBRYD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 40 64
PALIPERIDONE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 76
HALOPERIDOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 41
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 44 38
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 43
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 12, 2017.
  • 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.