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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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22,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$450K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

834 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

57% of this provider’s 310 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

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

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

Prescription Price

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$503K

2014

$492K

2015

$450K

2016

Number of Claims

14,114

2014

18,983

2015

22,651

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 3,006

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

434

patients, 52% of all patients

1 1
OLANZAPINE 1,922

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

315

patients, 38% of all patients

P 10 2 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,671

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

293

patients, 35% of all patients

3 19
TEMAZEPAM 1,605

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

301

patients, 36% of all patients

4 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,418

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

244

patients, 29% of all patients

5 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 1,296

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

182

patients, 22% of all patients

10 6 15
LAMOTRIGINE 1,154

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

189

patients, 23% of all patients

10 7 25
ALPRAZOLAM 1,020

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
DULOXETINE HCL 906

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

9 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 8
RISPERIDONE 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

P 11 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

12 22
LORAZEPAM 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

13 6
LITHIUM CARBONATE 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14 30
ESTAZOLAM 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

15 17
BUPROPION XL 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

16 10
SERTRALINE HCL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

17 5
PAROXETINE HCL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
TRAZODONE HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

20 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 20
FLURAZEPAM HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 21
ARIPIPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 27
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 35
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

29 26
HALOPERIDOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 31 13
SEROQUEL XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 48
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.