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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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7,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

29% of this provider’s 150 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 526 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$259K

2014

$587K

2015

$518K

2016

Number of Claims

2,320

2014

4,999

2015

7,648

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 569

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 473

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LORAZEPAM 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
SERTRALINE HCL 375

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
BUPROPION XL 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

6 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
ALPRAZOLAM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
LAMOTRIGINE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

13 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
RISPERIDONE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 4
OLANZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 12
MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
PAROXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

23 32
DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
SEROQUEL XR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 37
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 38
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
PERPHENAZINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 35
LATUDA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
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 Nov. 10, 2014.
  • 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.