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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 850

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 850

1,209 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

52% of this provider’s 1,034 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

5% of this provider’s 1,209 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 1,034 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,209 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.09M

2012

$1.28M

2013

$2.67M

2014

$1.55M

2015

Number of Claims

9,783

2012

19,466

2013

23,823

2014

22,395

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
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

2,580

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

2,371

prescriptions.

341

patients, 28% of all patients

P 10 1 4
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

2,485

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

2,234

prescriptions.

478

patients, 40% of all patients

2 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,150

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

198

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
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

1,142

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,058

prescriptions.

206

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,116

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

1,074

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

872

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

179

patients, 15% of all patients

7 12
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

858

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 9
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
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

654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

10 24
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 22
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

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

R 14 13
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 23
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 20
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

413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
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

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19 99
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

277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

20 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

R 21 17
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 32
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

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
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

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

25 53
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 28
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 67
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 104
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 30 55
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

31 44
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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 10
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 15
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 34 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 87
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 85
VITAMIN D2 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

36 182
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 36 57
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

39 93
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

40 37
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 41 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

43 193
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 196
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 46 54
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 69
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

47 65
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 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.