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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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3,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 216 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$108K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 480 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

186 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

30% of this provider’s 152 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 186 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

2% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$165K

2014

$142K

2015

$108K

2016

Number of Claims

3,270

2014

3,265

2015

3,648

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 416

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

59

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
BUPROPION HCL SR 405

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

52

patients, 28% of all patients

2 22
TRAZODONE HCL 330

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 30% of all patients

3 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 223

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

5 18
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

6 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

7 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

8 11
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

11 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

12 40
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
DOXEPIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 14 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

15 25
DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 16 38
ARIPIPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 10
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 18 12
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

20 5
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 21 13
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 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.