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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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6,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

53% of this provider’s 152 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

1% of this provider’s 798 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$797K

2014

$695K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

11,204

2014

9,239

2015

6,778

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
TRAZODONE HCL 471

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

195

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
CLONAZEPAM 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

5 12
LORAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
DIAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

7 22
ARIPIPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 15
RISPERIDONE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

P 9 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
SERTRALINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
ALPRAZOLAM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 1
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

13 46
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
DOXEPIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

18 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 28
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
HALOPERIDOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 29
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
BUPROPION HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 19
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 50
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
LATUDA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 32
PALIPERIDONE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 34
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 25, 2009.
  • 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.