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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

35% of this provider’s 262 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

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$583K

2014

$906K

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

6,100

2014

7,210

2015

8,867

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 973

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

193

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
DULOXETINE HCL 649

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
TRAZODONE HCL 492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

4 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

5 21
RISPERIDONE 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 6
ALPRAZOLAM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 4
MIRTAZAPINE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
SEROQUEL XR 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
NUEDEXTA 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

12 76
DIAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

13 30
SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 12
PAROXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
INVEGA SUSTENNA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
OLANZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 11
LAMOTRIGINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 13
PRISTIQ 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 40
HALOPERIDOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 27
SAPHRIS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 53
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 38
PERPHENAZINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 35 60
BUPROPION HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 74
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 19
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.