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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 446 providers in this state and specialty

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 446 providers in this state and specialty

490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

21 of this provider’s 86 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

3% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$176 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.41M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

7,254

2014

8,592

2015

9,842

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 482

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

P 2 13
RISPERIDONE 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

P 3 8
NAMENDA XR 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

4 56
LORAZEPAM 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
LAMOTRIGINE 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 7% of all patients

7 9
OLANZAPINE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

P 8 16
DULOXETINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
PAROXETINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 4
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
TRAZODONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
CLONIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 62
SEROQUEL XR 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 33
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 90
LATUDA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 30
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 7
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
CARBAMAZEPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 49
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 28
CLONIDINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

10 29 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
HALOPERIDOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
DOXEPIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 18
CLOZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 23
SAPHRIS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 64
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 38 51
NALTREXONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 111
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 115
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 35
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 42 118
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 48
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 121
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 45 53
PAROXETINE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 127
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 34
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 7, 2018.
  • 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.