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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$741K

2014

$560K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

6,199

2014

5,752

2015

6,039

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.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
MEMANTINE HCL 565

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 559

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

88

patients, 23% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 465

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 458

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 435

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 31, 2015.
  • 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.