Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

14,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$909K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

71% of this provider’s 120 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

5% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$909K

2016

Number of Claims

14,992

2014

15,365

2015

14,668

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,139

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

152

patients, 26% of all patients

1 9
ALPRAZOLAM 1,052

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

2 7
RISPERIDONE 839

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

P 3 4
SERTRALINE HCL 759

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
PAROXETINE HCL 683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

5 26
LOXAPINE 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

P 10 6 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
HALOPERIDOL 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 27
ARIPIPRAZOLE 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

P 9 10
BUPROPION XL 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

10 21
OXCARBAZEPINE 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

12 23
TRAZODONE HCL 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

13 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 2
TEMAZEPAM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

15 34
MIRTAZAPINE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
CLONAZEPAM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 1
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 18 72
OLANZAPINE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
LAMOTRIGINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
DOXEPIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 29
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 15
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 5
CARBAMAZEPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 42
SEROQUEL XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 37
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 50
PERPHENAZINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 35
PRAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 44
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 38 38
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 39 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 40 46
LATUDA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 33
ZALEPLON 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 88
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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.