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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

26% of this provider’s 155 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$832K

2014

$851K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

7,397

2014

7,617

2015

7,602

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 849

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

122

patients, 40% of all patients

1 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

2 21
BUPROPION XL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

4 19
TRAZODONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

6 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

7 36
LORAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
MIRTAZAPINE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
CLONAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

11 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

14 31
RISPERIDONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 5
LAMOTRIGINE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
DIAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

17 34
TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 41
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 9
OLANZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
LATUDA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 30
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 37
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 26 52
ZALEPLON 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

27 84
GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
PERPHENAZINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
ALPRAZOLAM ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 98
PRISTIQ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 33 2
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

34 45
VYVANSE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 34 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 36 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 53
NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 46
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.