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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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11,752Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

62% of this provider’s 126 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

2% of this provider’s 565 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.18M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

9,444

2014

12,076

2015

11,752

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,308

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

209

patients, 37% of all patients

1 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 839

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

125

patients, 22% of all patients

P 2 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 662

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

157

patients, 28% of all patients

3 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 566

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

4 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 534

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

5 19
CLONAZEPAM 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
TRAZODONE HCL 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

7 3
OLANZAPINE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 12
LORAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
LATUDA 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

13 7
MIRTAZAPINE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
RISPERIDONE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

P 15 6
SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 5
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 27
LAMOTRIGINE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
PRAZOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 41
HALOPERIDOL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 16
TOPIRAMATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
PAROXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
DOXEPIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
INVEGA SUSTENNA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 40
TRINTELLIX 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 85
VIIBRYD 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 77
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 32
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 46
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 38
BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 18
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 59
OXCARBAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 25
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 62
CLOZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 26
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 15
PERPHENAZINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 46 51
SEROQUEL XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 37
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 Sept. 28, 2017.
  • 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.