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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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17,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

51% of this provider’s 168 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.55M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

15,306

2014

16,405

2015

17,612

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 1,182

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

P 1 3
ALPRAZOLAM 891

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 853

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 841

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
CLONAZEPAM 795

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
RISPERIDONE 778

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

P 7 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

9 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

10 17
LAMOTRIGINE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

11 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

13 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
OLANZAPINE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 16
BUPROPION XL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
PAROXETINE HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

17 23
DULOXETINE HCL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
MIRTAZAPINE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
DIAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
HALOPERIDOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 38
HYDROXYZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 43
LOXAPINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 66
LATUDA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 32
TOPIRAMATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
CLOZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 35
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 42
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 72
BUPROPION HCL SR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 25
SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 40
PERPHENAZINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 34
DOXEPIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 43 39
PRISTIQ 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 44
VIIBRYD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 67
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 46 41
CARBAMAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 47 52
INVEGA SUSTENNA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 45
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 49 65
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 62
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 47
SAPHRIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 64
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.