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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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3,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$197K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 457 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

34% of this provider’s 107 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$120K

2014

$213K

2015

$197K

2016

Number of Claims

1,736

2014

2,862

2015

3,854

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 344

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

66

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

2 12
BUPROPION XL 267

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

3 11
ALPRAZOLAM 263

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

4 13
MIRTAZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

P 6 2
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 8
LAMOTRIGINE 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

12 25
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
HALOPERIDOL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 26
OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 6
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 21 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 24 56
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 Jan. 11, 2013.
  • 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.