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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

39% of this provider’s 436 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.07M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

9,625

2014

11,243

2015

12,410

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 1,548

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

249

patients, 33% of all patients

1 4
LAMOTRIGINE 688

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
ALPRAZOLAM 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
DULOXETINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

P 5 3
TRAZODONE HCL 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
MIRTAZAPINE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8 38
BUPROPION XL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 15
DIAZEPAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 28
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

18 61
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
ALPRAZOLAM ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

10 20 77
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 70
BUPROPION HCL SR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 5
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

26 7
OXCARBAZEPINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
SAPHRIS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 64
RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 9
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
TEMAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
TOPIRAMATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 55
DOXEPIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 39
OLANZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 16
PRISTIQ 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
NAMENDA XR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 49
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 17
CLOZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 43 35
LATUDA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 32
SEROQUEL XR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 40
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 103
TRINTELLIX 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 105
PRAZOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 57
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 107
BRINTELLIX 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 108
DESIPRAMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 109
ESZOPICLONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 71
ALPRAZOLAM XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

10 53 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 56
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 Oct. 2, 2009.
  • 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.