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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,578Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$206K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
119 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$154K

2014

$180K

2015

$206K

2016

Number of Claims

1,621

2014

2,380

2015

2,578

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
TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

42

patients, 35% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 20% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 13% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

26

patients, 22% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 14% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION HCL SR 82

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 13% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 81

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 68

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 16% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 14, 2013.
  • 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.