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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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9,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

22% of this provider’s 412 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$581K

2014

$607K

2015

$507K

2016

Number of Claims

7,297

2014

8,302

2015

9,045

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
CLONAZEPAM 673

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 609

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

2 13
TRAZODONE HCL 507

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
DULOXETINE HCL 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

4 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

5 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
SERTRALINE HCL 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
BUPROPION XL 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
LAMOTRIGINE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
MIRTAZAPINE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
LORAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
ARIPIPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
PAROXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
OLANZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 6
DIAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 30
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

23 73
OXCARBAZEPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 66
PRISTIQ 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 27 44
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 29 76
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 31 28
DOXEPIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 32 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 33 38
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 Jan. 10, 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.