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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

59% 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 43%.

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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

0% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$81.2K

2014

$405K

2015

$699K

2016

Number of Claims

804

2014

5,553

2015

9,541

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
CLOZAPINE 779

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 1 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 725

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

P 2 2
CLONAZEPAM 658

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
TRAZODONE HCL 520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

6 24
RISPERIDONE 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

8 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

9 29
OLANZAPINE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

13 19
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 10
LAMOTRIGINE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
PAROXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 5
MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
CARBAMAZEPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 42
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 71
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

26 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
TOPIRAMATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
HALOPERIDOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 52
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 49
SEROQUEL XR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 23
INVEGA SUSTENNA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 36
RISPERDAL CONSTA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 59
DOXEPIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 7
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 Aug. 5, 2013.
  • 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.