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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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7,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

42 of this provider’s 92 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$551K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

6,424

2014

10,454

2015

7,442

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 457

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 450

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

3 9
RISPERIDONE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 4
LORAZEPAM 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

7 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

11 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
CLONAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

13 1
CLOZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 17
LAMOTRIGINE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
OLANZAPINE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 10
TOPIRAMATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

22 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 28
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

26 16
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 7% of all patients

27 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
HALOPERIDOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 27
PRAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
DOXEPIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
LATUDA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 33
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 47
ABILIFY MAINTENA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 65
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
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 April 21, 2016.
  • 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.