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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

$208K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 197 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 185 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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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

0% of this provider’s 240 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$302K

2014

$268K

2015

$208K

2016

Number of Claims

4,564

2014

4,702

2015

3,717

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
TRAZODONE HCL 318

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 302

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

62

patients, 26% of all patients

P 2 2
MIRTAZAPINE 266

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

3 15
SERTRALINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 23% of all patients

5 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 200

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

6 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

8 21
OXCARBAZEPINE 137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

9 31
DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

11 19
RISPERIDONE 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 5
ALPRAZOLAM 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

13 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

16 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

19 1
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 10
CLOZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 22 25
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 6, 2011.
  • 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.