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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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10,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 27 providers in this state and specialty

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% 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 Alaska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because there are not enough providers in this specialty and state that prescribe these drugs, and because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

54 of this provider’s 81 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$212 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$2.01M

2014

$2.33M

2015

$2.21M

2016

Number of Claims

10,192

2014

11,206

2015

10,395

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
TRAZODONE HCL 867

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

168

patients, 33% of all patients

1 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
RISPERIDONE 490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

P 3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 2
OLANZAPINE 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 1
INVEGA SUSTENNA 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
GABAPENTIN 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

8 22
CLONAZEPAM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

12 12
DULOXETINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
BUPROPION XL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
MIRTAZAPINE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
LATUDA 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 8% of all patients

21 36
LAMOTRIGINE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
DOXEPIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
LITHIUM CARBONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
PALIPERIDONE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 42
HALOPERIDOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 23
TOPIRAMATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 37
CLOZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 16
SEROQUEL XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 41
ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 31
INVEGA TRINZA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 37 50
ABILIFY MAINTENA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 51
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 39 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 55
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 43
SAPHRIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 59
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 Aug. 22, 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.