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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$310K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 235 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

30% of this provider’s 1,053 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 1,262 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$19 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$555K

2014

$471K

2015

$310K

2016

Number of Claims

20,663

2014

19,400

2015

16,279

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
TRAZODONE HCL 1,497

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,199

prescriptions.

387

patients, 31% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 1,386

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

227

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
BUSPIRONE HCL 1,363

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

341

patients, 27% of all patients

3 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,362

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,127

prescriptions.

224

patients, 18% of all patients

P 4 4
TEMAZEPAM 1,180

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

905

prescriptions.

203

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 870

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

232

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
ALPRAZOLAM 835

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

150

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

161

patients, 13% of all patients

8 30
MIRTAZAPINE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

9 11
LORAZEPAM 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

10 5
SERTRALINE HCL 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
BUPROPION XL 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
PAROXETINE HCL 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
RISPERIDONE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 9
OLANZAPINE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
BUPROPION HCL SR 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

21 13
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

22 60
LAMOTRIGINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

23 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

25 15
DOXEPIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

26 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

27 29
ESTAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

28 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

28 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 30 35
PERPHENAZINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 31 46
HALOPERIDOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 32 31
PRISTIQ 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

33 44
CLOZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 33
SEROQUEL XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 34 24
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 28
TRIAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 37 105
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.