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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,767Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$379K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

21% of this provider’s 126 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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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 *

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$466K

2014

$435K

2015

$379K

2016

Number of Claims

7,155

2014

6,662

2015

6,767

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 925

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

107

patients, 37% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 535

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

88

patients, 30% of all patients

2 3
LORAZEPAM 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

6 27
CLONAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
BUPROPION HCL SR 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

8 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
RISPERIDONE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
DIAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
MIRTAZAPINE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
LAMOTRIGINE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

14 8
DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

16 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 15
CARBAMAZEPINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 53
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
BUPROPION XL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 45
OXCARBAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 29 36
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
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 June 21, 2011.
  • 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.