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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$343K

2014

$390K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

7,326

2014

7,787

2015

7,921

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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
CLONAZEPAM 576

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 541

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 440

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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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. 24, 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.