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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$240K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$328K

2014

$273K

2015

$240K

2016

Number of Claims

5,605

2014

5,661

2015

5,478

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.

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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.

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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
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 446

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

81

patients, 26% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 442

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

99

patients, 32% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 336

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 302

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 291

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

70

patients, 23% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

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 July 8, 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.