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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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12,365Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

29% of this provider’s 174 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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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

2% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$527K

2014

$517K

2015

$457K

2016

Number of Claims

10,344

2014

11,880

2015

12,365

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 2,318

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

307

patients, 52% of all patients

1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,164

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

182

patients, 31% of all patients

2 7
ALPRAZOLAM 881

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
TEMAZEPAM 821

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

163

patients, 28% of all patients

4 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
SERTRALINE HCL 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
DULOXETINE HCL 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
BUPROPION XL 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 8
LORAZEPAM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
PAROXETINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
ESTAZOLAM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
RISPERIDONE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 27
LAMOTRIGINE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 13
MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
PRISTIQ 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 46
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 35
DESVENLAFAXINE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10 28 62
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 23
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 36
LATUDA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 32 31
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 91
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.