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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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7,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

$623K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

21 of this provider’s 47 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$759K

2014

$733K

2015

$623K

2016

Number of Claims

7,031

2014

7,671

2015

7,146

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
RISPERIDONE 424

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

P 1 6
TRAZODONE HCL 396

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
SERTRALINE HCL 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 2
CLONAZEPAM 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

6 19
DIAZEPAM 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

7 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
LAMOTRIGINE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
DULOXETINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

12 22
OLANZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
PERPHENAZINE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
MIRTAZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 24 17
CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 44
CLOZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 29
HALOPERIDOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 30
BUPROPION XL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
CARBAMAZEPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 58
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

30 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

31 32
SEROQUEL XR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 32 37
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 23
TOPIRAMATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 31
LATUDA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 24
BUPROPION HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 60
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 39 4
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 Nov. 18, 2010.
  • 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.