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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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6,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 112 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

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$506K

2014

$307K

2015

$440K

2016

Number of Claims

5,830

2014

3,778

2015

6,105

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
TRAZODONE HCL 550

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

167

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 487

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

2 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 431

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 3
GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

4 18
MIRTAZAPINE 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 15
CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

8 4
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 63

patients, 10% of all patients

11 19
LAMOTRIGINE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
HYDROXYZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
BUPROPION XL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

16 20
RISPERIDONE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

18 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
OLANZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 16
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 28
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 1
HALOPERIDOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 22
DOXEPIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 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 April 5, 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.