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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

58% 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 49%.

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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 *

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 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

$492K

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

3,990

2014

11,957

2015

12,618

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 770

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
TRAZODONE HCL 767

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

134

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
ALPRAZOLAM 689

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 657

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

P 4 4
CLONAZEPAM 621

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
RISPERIDONE 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 6
LORAZEPAM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 20
LAMOTRIGINE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

P 12 12
OLANZAPINE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
DULOXETINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
HALOPERIDOL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 27
INVEGA SUSTENNA 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 26
CLOZAPINE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 31
MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 24
RISPERDAL CONSTA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 42
PAROXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 49
BUPROPION XL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
PRAZOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 51
CARBAMAZEPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 52
DIAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 106
BUPROPION HCL SR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
LATUDA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 34
TOPIRAMATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 40 50
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 58
HYDROXYZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

42 70
OLANZAPINE ODT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 73
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 59
OXCARBAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 35
LOXAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 65
TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 49 19
SEROQUEL XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 37
THIOTHIXENE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 111
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 23
DOXEPIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 52 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 54 69
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 9, 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.