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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,884Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

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

90% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

81% of this provider’s 183 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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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

0% of this provider’s 876 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$269 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.65M

2015

$2.39M

2016

Number of Claims

7,894

2014

6,582

2015

8,884

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 810

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

214

patients, 24% of all patients

1 5
TRAZODONE HCL 604

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
INVEGA SUSTENNA 587

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 3 26
RISPERIDONE 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 6
OLANZAPINE 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 4
CLOZAPINE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 7 31
MIRTAZAPINE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

9 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 12
SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
HALOPERIDOL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 43
OLANZAPINE ODT 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 56
PAROXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

21 58
LATUDA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 34
PALIPERIDONE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 67
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 1
BUPROPION XL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
LAMOTRIGINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 8
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 7
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 63
RISPERDAL CONSTA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 42
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 88
TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
OXCARBAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
SEROQUEL XR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 37
ABILIFY MAINTENA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 55
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 69
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
SAPHRIS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 53
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 July 9, 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.