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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

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

71% 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 Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 195 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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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

3% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$795K

2014

$707K

2015

$697K

2016

Number of Claims

8,519

2014

8,673

2015

9,273

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 767

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

122

patients, 23% of all patients

P 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 578

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
TRAZODONE HCL 485

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
RISPERIDONE 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
ALPRAZOLAM 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
DULOXETINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
OLANZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
LAMOTRIGINE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 35
HYDROXYZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
TOPIRAMATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 30
TEMAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
OXCARBAZEPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
HALOPERIDOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 38
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
LATUDA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 33
LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
BUPROPION XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 19
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 24
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 54
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
ESZOPICLONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 85
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 37 39
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 12, 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.