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 »

15,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$2.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

54% of this provider’s 604 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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

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

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$173 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$4.87M

2014

$3.89M

2015

$2.73M

2016

Number of Claims

19,550

2014

17,156

2015

15,792

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 2,183

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,630

prescriptions.

244

patients, 31% of all patients

1 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE 1,321

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

211

patients, 26% of all patients

P 10 2 16
SEROQUEL XR 1,062

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

164

patients, 21% of all patients

P 10 3 24
CLONAZEPAM 1,011

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
TEMAZEPAM 922

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

5 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 739

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 714

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

7 15
DULOXETINE HCL 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
TRAZODONE HCL 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
BUPROPION XL 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

11 26
LORAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
NAMENDA XR 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

13 40
EXELON 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

14 63
RIVASTIGMINE* 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

15 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
VIIBRYD 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19 58
RISPERIDONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 9
SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 6
MIRTAZAPINE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
PRISTIQ 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 44
LATUDA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 10
BRINTELLIX 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

10 27 101
PAROXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
TRINTELLIX 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 87
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 60
NAMZARIC 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 74
RIVASTIGMINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 104
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 42
REXULTI 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 29
FETZIMA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 36 93
ABILIFY 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 37 108
LAMOTRIGINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 38 17
DOXEPIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 18
SAPHRIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 41 96
PALIPERIDONE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 99
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 8, 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.