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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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12,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$497K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

32% of this provider’s 346 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

3% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

4% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$651K

2014

$607K

2015

$497K

2016

Number of Claims

12,892

2014

12,875

2015

12,404

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
ALPRAZOLAM 984

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 693

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
CLONAZEPAM 668

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 635

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 4
SERTRALINE HCL 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
LAMOTRIGINE 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

6 17
LORAZEPAM 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
BUPROPION HCL SR 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

8 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

9 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
RISPERIDONE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 9
DIAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

14 28
MIRTAZAPINE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
TEMAZEPAM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
OLANZAPINE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 21
DULOXETINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 16
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

24 27
OXCARBAZEPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 47
DOXEPIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

27 41
TOPIRAMATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 43
PRAZOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 42
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 59
BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 12
HALOPERIDOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 26
PERPHENAZINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 40 46
CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 49
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 Feb. 1, 2011.
  • 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.