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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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12,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

78% of this provider’s 138 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.12M

2014

$911K

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

14,036

2014

5,877

2015

12,423

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
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 762

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

1 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 728

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

P 2 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 684

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

P 3 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 624

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

4 9
TRAZODONE HCL 591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
RISPERIDONE 573

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

P 6 4
OLANZAPINE 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

P 7 6
SERTRALINE HCL 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
CLONAZEPAM 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
LORAZEPAM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
SEROQUEL XR 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 32
DIAZEPAM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 36
PRAZOSIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 45
DULOXETINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
BUPROPION XL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
HALOPERIDOL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 25
LATUDA 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

P 20 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 31
MIRTAZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
LAMOTRIGINE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
PAROXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
TEMAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 28
GABAPENTIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 55
THIOTHIXENE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 99
GUANFACINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 92
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 71
ABILIFY MAINTENA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 21
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 37
TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
CARBAMAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 42 145
CLOZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 18
NALTREXONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 90
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 47
PERPHENAZINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 56
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 51
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 50
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 70
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 Sept. 2, 2009.
  • 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.