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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

19% of this provider’s 403 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

2% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$937K

2014

$821K

2015

$659K

2016

Number of Claims

10,363

2014

10,121

2015

9,227

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 1,312

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 805

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

2 4
LORAZEPAM 486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

3 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

P 4 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

5 38
RISPERIDONE 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

P 6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

7 5
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

8 15
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

10 9
NAMENDA XR 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

11 48
MIRTAZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
DIAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

13 21
LEVETIRACETAM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

14 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
TOPIRAMATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

16 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 78
OLANZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 17
LAMOTRIGINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

22 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 23 35
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 82
PRIMIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 85
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
PHENOBARBITAL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 90
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 54
LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 29 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 95
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 95
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 10
ZONISAMIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 36 26
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 Jan. 20, 2010.
  • 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.