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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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5,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$701K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

49% of this provider’s 114 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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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 652 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

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$521K

2014

$651K

2015

$701K

2016

Number of Claims

4,638

2014

5,548

2015

5,952

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 476

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

P 2 2
GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

3 20
TRAZODONE HCL 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
RISPERIDONE 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 4
LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

6 5
BUPROPION HCL SR 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

7 22
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

9 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
MIRTAZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 10
LAMOTRIGINE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

15 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

16 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
OLANZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 12
DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 49

patients, 8% of all patients

21 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 30
LATUDA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 33
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 28
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 38
TOPIRAMATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
INVEGA SUSTENNA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 36
ABILIFY MAINTENA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 65
SEROQUEL XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 37
VYVANSE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 89
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 March 6, 2012.
  • 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.