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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

40 of this provider’s 54 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 429 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.15M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$888K

2016

Number of Claims

10,680

2014

10,553

2015

9,522

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 684

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

104

patients, 24% of all patients

P 1 2
LORAZEPAM 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

3 20
RISPERIDONE 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
CLOZAPINE 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 6 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 10
TRAZODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

9 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
ALPRAZOLAM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 1
OLANZAPINE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 12
LAMOTRIGINE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
LITHIUM CARBONATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
DULOXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
MIRTAZAPINE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

17 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

19 19
TOPIRAMATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
BUPROPION XL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

22 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

23 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
HYDROXYZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 48
PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 28
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 6
PERPHENAZINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 35
LATUDA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 33
CARBAMAZEPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
AMANTADINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 69
HALOPERIDOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 27
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 47
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 50
OXCARBAZEPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 43
SEROQUEL XR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 37
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 40 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 41 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 52
INVEGA SUSTENNA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 42 36
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 67
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 44 38
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 April 11, 2011.
  • 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.