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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$305K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$253K

2014

$333K

2015

$305K

2016

Number of Claims

3,902

2014

4,531

2015

4,627

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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
PAROXETINE HCL 476

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

117

patients, 28% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 400

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 243

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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LITHIUM CARBONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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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 April 30, 2008.
  • 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.