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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Prescribing Medical Psychologist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
906 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.35M

2012

$1.24M

2013

$1.46M

2014

$1.8M

2015

Number of Claims

12,114

2012

14,932

2013

17,910

2014

22,564

2015

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. 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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,164

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

307

patients, 34% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,626

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

187

patients, 21% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,360

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

226

patients, 25% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

914

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

878

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

R
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

R
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

R
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
VYVANSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 R
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FANAPT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

Nortriptyline is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 6, 2013.
  • 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.