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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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7,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$691K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% 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 New Hampshire
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

27 of this provider’s 75 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

2014

$140K

2015

$691K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,078

2015

7,639

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 626

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

119

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 448

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 3
LORAZEPAM 442

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

3 4
TRAZODONE HCL 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

5 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
LAMOTRIGINE 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
SERTRALINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

10 23
DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
CLOZAPINE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 12 5
RISPERIDONE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

P 13 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

P 14 14
OLANZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 6
BUPROPION XL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 35
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
OXCARBAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 31
PRAZOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 27
RISPERDAL CONSTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 44
TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
INVEGA SUSTENNA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 38
HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 39 32
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
ABILIFY MAINTENA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 56
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 Jan. 14, 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.