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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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29,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,967 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

41% of this provider’s 1,610 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,967 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,967 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$2.67M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

23,823

2014

22,395

2015

29,503

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 3,410

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

2,959

prescriptions.

484

patients, 25% of all patients

P 10 1 4
TEMAZEPAM 3,297

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

2,813

prescriptions.

665

patients, 34% of all patients

10 2 8
CLONAZEPAM 1,902

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,210

prescriptions.

367

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
TRAZODONE HCL 1,725

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,366

prescriptions.

374

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
ALPRAZOLAM 1,687

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,371

prescriptions.

308

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,347

prescriptions.

353

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,150

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

242

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
LORAZEPAM 1,053

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

198

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
RISPERIDONE 1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

186

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 9
MIRTAZAPINE 1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

280

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

116

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

143

patients, 7% of all patients

12 26
SERTRALINE HCL 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

131

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
OLANZAPINE 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 21
MEMANTINE HCL 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

120

patients, 6% of all patients

15 34
PAROXETINE HCL 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

106

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

84

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

123

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

110

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
SEROQUEL XR 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 24
HALOPERIDOL 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 16
VALPROIC ACID* 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

10 23 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
DULOXETINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

25 13
GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

26 30
EXELON 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

27 63
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

P 28 43
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

29 64
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

P 30 56
NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

31 40
BUPROPION XL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

32 12
LAMOTRIGINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

33 17
OMEPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

34 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

35 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

36 82
BUPROPION HCL SR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

37 25
PERPHENAZINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

P 38 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

39 19
OXCARBAZEPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 38
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 60
BUPROPION HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 48
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 43 55
RISPERDAL CONSTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

43 109
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 46 178
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 135
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 183
VITAMIN D2 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 184
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 47
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 May 20, 2016.
  • 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.