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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,032Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

42% of this provider’s 374 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 721 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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 *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$137 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

8,632

2014

8,892

2015

10,032

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 860

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

181

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 795

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

2 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 714

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

P 3 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 607

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

4 16
SERTRALINE HCL 595

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
CLONAZEPAM 550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

153

patients, 21% of all patients

6 1
MIRTAZAPINE 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

P 8 8
SEROQUEL XR 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

P 9 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
BUPROPION XL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

12 24
RISPERIDONE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 13 4
DULOXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
PAROXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 25
ALPRAZOLAM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
LATUDA 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

18 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
OLANZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

22 27
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 80
NAMENDA XR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
DOXEPIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 49
LAMOTRIGINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
BUPROPION HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 57
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 34
PAROXETINE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 141
GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 21
PRISTIQ 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 44
EXELON 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 34 28
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 June 27, 2018.
  • 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.