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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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17,185Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

25% of this provider’s 973 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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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

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.04M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

11,649

2014

18,256

2015

17,185

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 1,725

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,155

prescriptions.

329

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
TEMAZEPAM 1,487

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,167

prescriptions.

303

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
MIRTAZAPINE 950

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

299

patients, 24% of all patients

3 11
ALPRAZOLAM 770

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
MEMANTINE HCL 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

5 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

157

patients, 13% of all patients

6 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 4
TRAZODONE HCL 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

188

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

9 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

11 23
GABAPENTIN 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

12 30
RISPERIDONE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 9
LORAZEPAM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

167

patients, 13% of all patients

15 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

16 19
DULOXETINE HCL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
SERTRALINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

18 6
PAROXETINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

20 10
BUPROPION XL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 16
OLANZAPINE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 21
TOPIRAMATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
SEROQUEL XR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
LAMOTRIGINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

27 17
NAMENDA XR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 40
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 60
BUPROPION HCL SR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 42
HALOPERIDOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

33 76
LATUDA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 37
FOLIC ACID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

35 109
BUPROPION HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
AMANTADINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 84
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 1% of all patients

40 18
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

41 28
DOXEPIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 41
CLOZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 43 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 44 35
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 44 64
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

46 134
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. 25, 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.