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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychosomatic Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$622K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
152 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$639K

2014

$693K

2015

$622K

2016

Number of Claims

3,549

2014

3,904

2015

4,200

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LAMOTRIGINE 592

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

69

patients, 45% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 241

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 22% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 28% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 21% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

VYVANSE 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
LATUDA 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

REXULTI 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

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.