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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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12,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

20% of this provider’s 451 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

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

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$798K

2014

$996K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

13,266

2014

18,182

2015

12,479

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 2,285

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

505

patients, 33% of all patients

1 2
CLONAZEPAM 1,632

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

455

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
TEMAZEPAM 782

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

241

patients, 16% of all patients

3 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 763

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

223

patients, 15% of all patients

4 15
TRAZODONE HCL 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

223

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
BUPROPION XL 487

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

169

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
LORAZEPAM 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

136

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

138

patients, 9% of all patients

9 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
DULOXETINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

125

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
MIRTAZAPINE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

128

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

128

patients, 8% of all patients

13 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
RISPERIDONE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
LAMOTRIGINE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
PAROXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 3% of all patients

20 27
ARIPIPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 40

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

23 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

24 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 2% of all patients

24 25
OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 21
SEROQUEL XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 24
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 1% of all patients

28 28
LATUDA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 2% of all patients

30 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 29
PRAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

32 54
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 Dec. 8, 2009.
  • 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.