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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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13,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

274 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

39 of this provider’s 47 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 274 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$151 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.88M

2014

$1.93M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

13,084

2014

14,191

2015

13,023

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,748

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

118

patients, 43% of all patients

10 1 9
RISPERIDONE 858

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

66

patients, 24% of all patients

P 2 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 12
TRAZODONE HCL 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

4 4
OLANZAPINE 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

6 17
LORAZEPAM 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

P 8 2
INVEGA SUSTENNA 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

P 9 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
HALOPERIDOL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 26
CLONAZEPAM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

12 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
PAROXETINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
CLOZAPINE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 25
LATUDA 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
OLANZAPINE ODT 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 51
BUPROPION XL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 24 3
DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 14
RISPERDAL CONSTA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 43
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 47
OXCARBAZEPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
CLOZAPINE ODT 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 78
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

32 15
CARBAMAZEPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 42
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 28
PALIPERIDONE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 58
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 48
RISPERIDONE ODT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 72
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 41 18
LAMOTRIGINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 16
SEROQUEL XR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 27
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 95
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 29
AMANTADINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 103
GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 24
ARISTADA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 89
FANAPT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 65
DESIPRAMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 106
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 50 34
ABILIFY MAINTENA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 60
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 53 44
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.