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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

25% of this provider’s 295 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$417K

2014

$452K

2015

$493K

2016

Number of Claims

10,261

2014

13,662

2015

15,164

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 1,903

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

300

patients, 42% of all patients

1 1
MIRTAZAPINE 1,338

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

261

patients, 37% of all patients

2 16
SERTRALINE HCL 1,010

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

197

patients, 28% of all patients

3 5
LORAZEPAM 1,004

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

166

patients, 23% of all patients

4 6
TEMAZEPAM 945

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

187

patients, 26% of all patients

5 2
ALPRAZOLAM 896

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 765

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 8
BUPROPION XL 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

8 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

9 3
RISPERIDONE 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

P 10 9
LAMOTRIGINE 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

11 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

12 7
PAROXETINE HCL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
DULOXETINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
TRAZODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
PAROXETINE ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

10 19 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 27
BUPROPION HCL SR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 38
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 21
ROZEREM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 45
OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 23
ESTAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 59
LATUDA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 54
LITHIUM CARBONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 34
FLURAZEPAM HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 32
GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 33
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 Aug. 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.