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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

39% of this provider’s 283 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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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 404 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$131 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$580K

2014

$712K

2015

$956K

2016

Number of Claims

5,505

2014

6,362

2015

7,308

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
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 663

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 427

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

2 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 2
NAMENDA XR 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

4 29
TRAZODONE HCL 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
LORAZEPAM 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

6 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

7 19
MIRTAZAPINE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
DULOXETINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
CLONAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

11 1
ARIPIPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 8
OLANZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 6
ROZEREM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

14 87
LAMOTRIGINE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
SILENOR 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16 81
DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 27
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 3
ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
RISPERIDONE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 4
PAROXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
EXELON 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
TRINTELLIX 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 67
REXULTI 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 92
SEROQUEL XR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
GABAPENTIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 21
PRISTIQ 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 31 44
BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 32 11
RIVASTIGMINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 32 82
MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 34 36
DOXEPIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 35 49
BRINTELLIX 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 85
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 104
LATUDA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 31
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 5, 2014.
  • 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.