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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

41% of this provider’s 575 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

0% of this provider’s 635 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 *

16% 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.31M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$768K

2016

Number of Claims

15,266

2014

14,608

2015

13,043

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 1,409

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,270

prescriptions.

171

patients, 27% of all patients

1 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,118

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,118

prescriptions.

152

patients, 24% of all patients

2 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,035

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,002

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

3 11
SERTRALINE HCL 894

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

4 7
OLANZAPINE 830

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

P 5 6
LORAZEPAM 813

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

6 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 1
NAMENDA XR 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

8 38
MEMANTINE HCL 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

9 46
TEMAZEPAM 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

10 30
DULOXETINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

12 22
ARIPIPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 8
LAMOTRIGINE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
RISPERIDONE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
MIRTAZAPINE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
TRAZODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 2
PAROXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 26
TOPIRAMATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 10
EXELON 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 83
SEROQUEL XR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 24
LATUDA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 30 29
TRINTELLIX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 60
ROZEREM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 32 66
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 33 75
SILENOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 34 93
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 34 39
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 April 2, 2008.
  • 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.