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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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9,557Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

138 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

42 of this provider’s 47 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

14% of this provider’s 138 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

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$191 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

9,460

2014

8,930

2015

9,557

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 611

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

62

patients, 45% of all patients

1 9
RISPERIDONE 541

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 29% of all patients

P 2 4
OLANZAPINE 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 30% of all patients

P 3 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

44

patients, 32% of all patients

4 19
LORAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 36% of all patients

5 5
CLOZAPINE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 18
INVEGA SUSTENNA 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 25% of all patients

P 7 33
TRAZODONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 21% of all patients

8 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 23% of all patients

P 9 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 19% of all patients

10 20
HALOPERIDOL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 22% of all patients

P 11 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

12 29
TOPIRAMATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

13 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

14 119
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 14% of all patients

15 96
CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

16 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

17 41
MIRTAZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

18 16
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

20 162
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 21 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

21 17
TEMAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

23 30
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

23 62
CARBAMAZEPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

25 57
OLANZAPINE ODT 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 42
LOXAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 101
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

28 22
SIMVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 84
OMEPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 9% of all patients

30 68
LATUDA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 27
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 31 26
ARIPIPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 8
FAZACLO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 76
PRIMIDONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 35 190
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

35 80
PERPHENAZINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 56
SEROQUEL XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 32
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 39 23
AMANTADINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 39 85
LISINOPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 39 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 43 10
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

23

patients, 17% of all patients

43 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 15% of all patients

45 107
INVEGA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 88
ROZEREM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 46 66
CLOZAPINE ODT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 43
OXCARBAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 39
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 50 55
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 49
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 24, 2009.
  • 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.