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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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12,556Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

40% of this provider’s 159 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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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

2% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

10,622

2014

11,348

2015

12,556

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 1,204

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

155

patients, 30% of all patients

1 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

116

patients, 22% of all patients

2 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 678

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

P 3 1
CLONAZEPAM 658

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
TRAZODONE HCL 621

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 21
TOPIRAMATE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

7 35
DIAZEPAM 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

8 28
SERTRALINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
MIRTAZAPINE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
ARIPIPRAZOLE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

P 13 15
LORAZEPAM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

15 14
OLANZAPINE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

17 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
DULOXETINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 6
INVEGA SUSTENNA 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 29
RISPERIDONE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 5
CLOZAPINE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 39
BUPROPION XL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
SUBOXONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 47
CARBAMAZEPINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 109
DOXEPIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 50
TEMAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
LAMOTRIGINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 19
OXCARBAZEPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 25
BUPROPION HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 105
SEROQUEL XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 37
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 98
HALOPERIDOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 26
THIORIDAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 96
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 141
FANAPT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 44 103
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 46 22
PALIPERIDONE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 63
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.