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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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12,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

61% of this provider’s 104 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$845K

2014

$932K

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

8,960

2014

10,000

2015

12,909

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 753

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 2
CLONAZEPAM 712

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 705

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LAMOTRIGINE 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

4 13
DULOXETINE HCL 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
LORAZEPAM 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
RISPERIDONE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 4
SERTRALINE HCL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
LATUDA 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 23
OLANZAPINE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
ALPRAZOLAM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

18 18
PAROXETINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 8
MIRTAZAPINE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

22 16
CLOZAPINE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 17
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

24 32
HALOPERIDOL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 27
DOXEPIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
TOPIRAMATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
DIAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
BUPROPION XL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 21
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 50
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 20
VIIBRYD 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 37 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
PRISTIQ 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 39 62
OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 42
PERPHENAZINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 35
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 49
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 48
BUPROPION HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 66
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 74
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 49 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 Dec. 19, 2016.
  • 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.