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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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5,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$753K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

46 of this provider’s 78 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

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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$133 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$816K

2014

$890K

2015

$753K

2016

Number of Claims

5,024

2014

5,355

2015

5,686

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 590

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

71

patients, 25% of all patients

P 1 1
ARIPIPRAZOLE 411

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

P 2 8
TRAZODONE HCL 350

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
RISPERIDONE 336

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 4
OLANZAPINE 267

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

6 24
SEROQUEL XR 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 32
CLONAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
SERTRALINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
LATUDA 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
PAROXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

13 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
LAMOTRIGINE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 31
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 26 54
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 29
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.