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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 214

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 214

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

42% 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 45%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

25% of this provider’s 156 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$114 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.8M

2012

$1.93M

2013

$2.15M

2014

$2.08M

2015

Number of Claims

14,071

2012

17,011

2013

18,672

2014

18,187

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,789

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

217

patients, 31% of all patients

1 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

942

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

P 2 1
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

914

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

820

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

R 4 19
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

810

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

806

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

6 2
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

7 15
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

8 18
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

9 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

11 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

12 13
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 5
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 29
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

P 21 26
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 52
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

P 23 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

R 24 7
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 11
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

R 28 40
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 38
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 45
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 24
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 31
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 62
VYVANSE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 72
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 32
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 39 42
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 41
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 37
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 88
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 46 92
IMIPRAMINE HCL

Imipramine tablets and caps... +

Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 47 109
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 80
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 23
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 53
BRINTELLIX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 94
SILENOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 52 149
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 119
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 91
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 66
STRATTERA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 154
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 R 57 156
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 58 73
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 3, 2008.
  • 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.