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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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10,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$990K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

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

85% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

41 of this provider’s 77 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$842K

2014

$981K

2015

$990K

2016

Number of Claims

9,330

2014

10,157

2015

10,243

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
ALPRAZOLAM 635

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LOXAPINE 614

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

P 10 2 65
MIRTAZAPINE 525

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

3 14
PERPHENAZINE 501

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 4 60
PAROXETINE HCL 486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

5 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

P 6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

7 15
LATUDA 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

P 8 34
LAMOTRIGINE 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

10 21
TRAZODONE HCL 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

11 2
DULOXETINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
VIIBRYD 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13 54
CLONAZEPAM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 8% of all patients

14 1
CLOZAPINE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

P 16 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 40

patients, 10% of all patients

18 5
GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
OLANZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 10
OMEPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 80
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 30 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 31 81
TRINTELLIX 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 140
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 33 36
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 35 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 18
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.