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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Addiction Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$190K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.18M

2014

$527K

2015

$190K

2016

Number of Claims

11,281

2014

11,716

2015

15,845

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. 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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
BUSPIRONE HCL 2,031

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,861

prescriptions.

548

patients, 28% of all patients

10
SERTRALINE HCL 1,426

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,302

prescriptions.

521

patients, 27% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,423

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,125

prescriptions.

259

patients, 13% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 1,322

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,106

prescriptions.

269

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 1,177

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

417

patients, 21% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 991

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

429

patients, 22% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 910

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

175

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 779

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

149

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 725

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

159

patients, 8% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

190

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

200

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

181

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

148

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

127

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

87

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTAZOLAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

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 May 19, 2014.
  • 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.