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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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11,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

257 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

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

33 of this provider’s 48 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

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

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$1.69M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

12,468

2014

12,309

2015

11,361

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
CLONAZEPAM 591

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

58

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
RISPERIDONE 513

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 1
OLANZAPINE 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

5 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

7 19
PALIPERIDONE ER 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 8 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
LAMOTRIGINE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
TRAZODONE HCL 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

11 2
OXCARBAZEPINE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

13 38
CARBAMAZEPINE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

14 49
DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 6
HALOPERIDOL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 26
INVEGA 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 17 67
CLOZAPINE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
PRISTIQ 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 52
OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

21 44
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 62
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 15
INVEGA SUSTENNA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 70
PRENATAL PLUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

10 28 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 13
LISINOPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 30 45
TOPIRAMATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 32 10
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 32
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 34 131
FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 35 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 106
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 88
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 38 17
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 39 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 91
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 41 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 42 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 42 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 44 46
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 45 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
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 Aug. 25, 2008.
  • 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.