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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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13,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

58% of this provider’s 196 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$740K

2014

$707K

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

8,748

2014

8,907

2015

13,116

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 1,053

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

190

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 875

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 766

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

P 3 4
LORAZEPAM 620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
RISPERIDONE 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

P 6 12
LAMOTRIGINE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
DULOXETINE HCL 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
BUPROPION XL 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

9 16
GABAPENTIN 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

10 22
TRAZODONE HCL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

11 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
MIRTAZAPINE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

13 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
SEROQUEL XR 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

P 15 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
SERTRALINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
PAROXETINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

19 29
OLANZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
DIAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 30
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 5
VIIBRYD 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 54
TEMAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 38
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 58
BUSPIRONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
SAPHRIS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 53
LITHIUM CARBONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 66
OXCARBAZEPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 35
INVEGA SUSTENNA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 26
FETZIMA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 79
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
LATUDA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 33
CLOZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 31
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 23
PRISTIQ 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 47
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 36
RISPERDAL CONSTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 42 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 32
MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 45
HALOPERIDOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 27
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 47 61
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. 6, 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.