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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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19,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

65% of this provider’s 361 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

4% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$517K

2014

$588K

2015

$645K

2016

Number of Claims

18,767

2014

19,245

2015

19,595

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 2,385

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

265

patients, 37% of all patients

1 12
CLONAZEPAM 2,169

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,065

prescriptions.

258

patients, 36% of all patients

2 1
TEMAZEPAM 2,066

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

977

prescriptions.

243

patients, 34% of all patients

3 2
LORAZEPAM 1,992

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

934

prescriptions.

235

patients, 33% of all patients

4 6
SERTRALINE HCL 1,169

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

145

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 981

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

P 6 8
RISPERIDONE 885

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

P 7 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 835

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

8 29
HALOPERIDOL 805

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

P 10 9 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

10 22
ALPRAZOLAM 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

11 4
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 12 36
OLANZAPINE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 23
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 14 53
VALPROIC ACID* 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

10 15 70
PAROXETINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 30
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 3
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

10 20 75
DOXEPIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
PERPHENAZINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
ESTAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 26
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 67
ARIPIPRAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 21
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 88
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 41
CLOZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 79
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 18
AMANTADINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 35 50
THIOTHIXENE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 52
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 37 20
FLURAZEPAM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 15
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.