Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

9,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$221K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

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

53% 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

14% of this provider’s 129 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Opioids

9% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$24 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$289K

2014

$248K

2015

$221K

2016

Number of Claims

9,774

2014

9,428

2015

9,074

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 840

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
DOXEPIN HCL 731

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

93

patients, 21% of all patients

10 2 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 570

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

3 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

4 37
CLONAZEPAM 429

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
TRAZODONE HCL 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
DIAZEPAM 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
MIRTAZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
LORAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 5
DULOXETINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 47
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
BUPROPION XL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 4
RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 12
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
TEMAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 39
LAMOTRIGINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 8
IMIPRAMINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 79
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 80
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 81
GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 31 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 15
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 72
PERPHENAZINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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.