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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

$193K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

234 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 Rhode Island
lower than average

Antipsychotics

27% of this provider’s 143 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 234 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

3% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$316K

2014

$249K

2015

$193K

2016

Number of Claims

5,125

2014

4,962

2015

5,186

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
TRAZODONE HCL 395

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
LORAZEPAM 373

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
CLONAZEPAM 365

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 349

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

4 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 346

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

5 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 266

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

6 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

7 15
DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 3
MIRTAZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
RISPERIDONE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

14 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 16
PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
OLANZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 11
DIAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
LAMOTRIGINE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

20 6
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

22 51
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all 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 Oct. 3, 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.