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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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5,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$235K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

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

86% 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 Delaware
lower than average

Antipsychotics

49% of this provider’s 202 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 310 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$324K

2014

$329K

2015

$235K

2016

Number of Claims

4,304

2014

4,409

2015

5,992

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
RISPERIDONE 721

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

P 1 9
SERTRALINE HCL 398

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

2 7
MIRTAZAPINE 367

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

3 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

4 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

5 20
DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

6 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

7 14
OLANZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

9 38
CLONAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

10 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

11 15
TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

12 4
LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

12 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

15 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 31
LAMOTRIGINE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 19
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 20 49
NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 21 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
BUPROPION HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 23 66
HALOPERIDOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 23
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 1
BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

27 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 29 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
CLOZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 21
GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 32 25
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 March 16, 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.