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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$283K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$420K

2014

$343K

2015

$283K

2016

Number of Claims

4,724

2014

4,659

2015

4,808

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.

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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
TRAZODONE HCL 295

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 23% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 256

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

P
OXCARBAZEPINE 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 8% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 23, 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.