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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 214

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 214

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

51% of this provider’s 140 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

19% of this provider’s 140 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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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 *

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$593K

2012

$787K

2013

$964K

2014

$1.06M

2015

Number of Claims

3,956

2012

5,767

2013

6,385

2014

7,612

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

454

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

127

patients, 23% of all patients

P 1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

453

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

R 2 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

441

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

131

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

P 5 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 32
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 13 29
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 4
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 19 34
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

22 22
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 8
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 30
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

P 28 26
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 29 38
RISPERIDONE ODT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 132
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

R 31 19
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 45
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 83
OLANZAPINE ODT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 75
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 50
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 May 20, 2010.
  • 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.