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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

$530K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

32% of this provider’s 110 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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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

7% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$481K

2014

$517K

2015

$530K

2016

Number of Claims

7,138

2014

7,935

2015

8,958

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 674

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

104

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
ALPRAZOLAM 587

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

82

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 459

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

P 3 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

4 10
TRAZODONE HCL 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
DIAZEPAM 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

6 24
LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

7 16
CARBAMAZEPINE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

81

patients, 22% of all patients

8 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

10 22
SERTRALINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

12 27
RISPERIDONE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

P 13 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

14 8
MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

15 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
DOXEPIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

18 43
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 25
VYVANSE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 60
OLANZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
LAMOTRIGINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
PRAZOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 9
GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 23
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
VIIBRYD 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 74
LITHIUM CARBONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
FETZIMA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 78
EPITOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

10 34 82
LATUDA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 36 31
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 40
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 38 96
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 29
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 1, 2011.
  • 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.