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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

28% of this provider’s 198 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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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 *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$794K

2016

Number of Claims

15,791

2014

13,649

2015

12,007

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 868

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 658

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

139

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
DULOXETINE HCL 613

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 4
DIAZEPAM 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
CLONAZEPAM 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
BUPROPION HCL SR 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

7 24
GABAPENTIN 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
LORAZEPAM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

10 27
DOXEPIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

11 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13 40
MIRTAZAPINE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

14 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

15 19
ARIPIPRAZOLE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 15
TOPIRAMATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
LAMOTRIGINE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
OLANZAPINE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
ROPINIROLE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 45
SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
BUPROPION XL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
TEMAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

28 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 42
PRISTIQ 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
LATUDA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 34
PRAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
TRINTELLIX 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 73
FETZIMA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 38 88
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 12
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 Aug. 12, 2008.
  • 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.