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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$488K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$347K

2014

$317K

2015

$488K

2016

Number of Claims

3,684

2014

3,797

2015

5,618

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 40

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NUEDEXTA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Feb. 13, 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.