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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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19,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$707K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,140 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

32% of this provider’s 862 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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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

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

5% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$988K

2014

$838K

2015

$707K

2016

Number of Claims

20,140

2014

19,210

2015

19,194

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 1,859

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,414

prescriptions.

366

patients, 32% of all patients

1 3
TEMAZEPAM 1,454

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,161

prescriptions.

205

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 1,145

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

213

patients, 19% of all patients

3 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,128

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

201

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
SERTRALINE HCL 992

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

160

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
ALPRAZOLAM 983

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
CLONAZEPAM 859

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

9 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 723

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
RISPERIDONE 696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 9
LORAZEPAM 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
PAROXETINE HCL 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

13 22
MIRTAZAPINE 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
DULOXETINE HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
OLANZAPINE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 21
BUPROPION XL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
MEMANTINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

20 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
SEROQUEL XR 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 24
LAMOTRIGINE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

23 17
PERPHENAZINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 46
ARIPIPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

26 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
BUPROPION HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

28 48
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 29 32
AMANTADINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

30 84
DOXEPIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

31 41
HALOPERIDOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

33 15
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

34 30
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

35 40
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 60
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 47
LATUDA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 37
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 40 73
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. 13, 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.