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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,623Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

68% of this provider’s 120 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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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 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$172 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$721K

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

5,508

2014

7,596

2015

9,623

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 980

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

208

patients, 28% of all patients

1 17
TRAZODONE HCL 682

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

163

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 3 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
RISPERIDONE 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 9
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 6 47
SERTRALINE HCL 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

P 8 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 24
OLANZAPINE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 16
MIRTAZAPINE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

15 4
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 62

patients, 8% of all patients

16 42
SEROQUEL XR 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 1
INVEGA SUSTENNA 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 45
LATUDA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 32
PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
HALOPERIDOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 29
BUPROPION XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 20
SAPHRIS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 64
OXCARBAZEPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 30
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 48
RISPERDAL CONSTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 28 51
LAMOTRIGINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 28
CLOZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 34
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 8
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 14
CARBAMAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 12
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.