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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,884Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1965

$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1965

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

93% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

42 of this provider’s 71 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

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

14 of this provider’s 71 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$184 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.83M

2012

$2.01M

2013

$2.31M

2014

$2.55M

2015

Number of Claims

11,380

2012

14,528

2013

15,287

2014

13,884

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

836

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

10 1 28
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

P 2 6
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

4 21
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

R 10 5 48
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

6 35
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

P 8 1
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

R 10 9 67
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

R 11 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

13 22
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 32
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

P 15 4
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 49
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 33
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 31
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

R 22 42
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

24 39
FAZACLO 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 47
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

26 82
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

P 27 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

P 28 29
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

29 23
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

30 10
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

31 30
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

P 32 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

33 41
OLANZAPINE ODT 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

R 35 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 16
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 74
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 8
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

P 39 46
SAPHRIS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 65
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

40 15
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

40 5
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

43 27
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 14
LOXAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 45 89
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 46 25
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 47 99
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 68
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 103
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 50 51
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 R 51 71
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 52 94
FANAPT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 54 204
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 59
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 56 36
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 53
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 March 26, 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.