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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

34% of this provider’s 343 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.94M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

14,449

2014

13,295

2015

11,081

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 1,095

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

143

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
CLONAZEPAM 990

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

150

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 844

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

113

patients, 23% of all patients

3 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 681

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

115

patients, 23% of all patients

4 15
LORAZEPAM 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
TEMAZEPAM 546

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 16
SEROQUEL XR 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 24
MIRTAZAPINE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
NAMENDA XR 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 40
TRAZODONE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
SERTRALINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
BUPROPION XL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
DULOXETINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 4
PAROXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
MEMANTINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
ESZOPICLONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 83
OLANZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 20
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 9
RIVASTIGMINE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 67
PRISTIQ 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 44
TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
EXELON 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 63
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 30 18
ROZEREM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 142
ZALEPLON 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 120
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 60
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 32
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 35 28
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 36 64
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 22, 2009.
  • 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.