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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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8,460Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 446 providers in this state and specialty

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 446 providers in this state and specialty

343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

63% 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 41%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 343 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.03M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$981K

2016

Number of Claims

7,883

2014

8,829

2015

8,460

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
RISPERIDONE 624

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

82

patients, 24% of all patients

P 1 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 582

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

2 9
CLONAZEPAM 429

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 415

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
LORAZEPAM 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

P 6 4
ALPRAZOLAM 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
OLANZAPINE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

11 32
ARIPIPRAZOLE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 13
MIRTAZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
CLOZAPINE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 14 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
LAMOTRIGINE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

16 5
HALOPERIDOL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 24
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 61
PAROXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
BUPROPION XL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
INVEGA SUSTENNA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
RISPERDAL CONSTA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 31 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 18
LATUDA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 30
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 49
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 28
NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 19
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 Sept. 12, 2012.
  • 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.