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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,425Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

39% of this provider’s 156 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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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

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

2014

$486K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

6,358

2015

8,425

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 608

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

174

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 556

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 466

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

3 19
LORAZEPAM 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 441

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

P 5 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

6 18
DIAZEPAM 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

7 30
SERTRALINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
DULOXETINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
ALPRAZOLAM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
RISPERIDONE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

13 48
ARIPIPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

P 14 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
OLANZAPINE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
DOXEPIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

20 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 25
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 24
BUPROPION XL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
LAMOTRIGINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 8
LATUDA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 34
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 63
OXCARBAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
HALOPERIDOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 27
BUPROPION HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 74
PALIPERIDONE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 67
PRAZOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
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.