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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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15,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

40% of this provider’s 252 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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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

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$752K

2014

$971K

2015

$897K

2016

Number of Claims

8,777

2014

13,923

2015

15,137

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,769

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

218

patients, 31% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 1,200

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

191

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 840

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LAMOTRIGINE 721

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 689

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

P 5 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 666

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

6 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

7 19
DULOXETINE HCL 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
BUPROPION XL 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

9 16
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

10 23
RISPERIDONE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 6
LORAZEPAM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

14 13
SERTRALINE HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
OLANZAPINE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 11
MIRTAZAPINE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
DIAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
TEMAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
PAROXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 5
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
SEROQUEL XR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 37
BUPROPION HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 74
BUPROPION HCL SR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
LATUDA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 34
CARBAMAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 52
PRISTIQ 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 47
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 37 61
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 27
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 46
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.