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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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8,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$932K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

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

99% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

39% of this provider’s 179 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 501 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 501 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$344K

2014

$448K

2015

$932K

2016

Number of Claims

4,229

2014

4,953

2015

8,005

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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 942

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

161

patients, 32% of all patients

1 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 607

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

2 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 506

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

3 11
CLONAZEPAM 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

5 14
TRAZODONE HCL 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
SERTRALINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
DOXEPIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

9 39
LATUDA 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

P 11 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

12 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 2
SEROQUEL XR 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 37
BUPROPION XL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
REXULTI 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 75
LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 5
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
TEMAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
HALOPERIDOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 27
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 61
ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 7
FANAPT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P 27 103
DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 40
OLANZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 10
STRATTERA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 96
TRINTELLIX 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 102
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.