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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$630K

2014

$556K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

11,058

2014

12,716

2015

13,842

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
CLONAZEPAM 1,335

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

200

patients, 34% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 1,331

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

154

patients, 26% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 800

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 798

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 755

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 676

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

P
DIAZEPAM 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P
TEMAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 June 30, 2010.
  • 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.