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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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14,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

954 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

50% of this provider’s 261 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 954 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 954 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

12,165

2014

14,848

2015

14,780

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,358

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

238

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,138

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

264

patients, 28% of all patients

P 2 4
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 751

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

3 27
LORAZEPAM 721

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

170

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
CLONAZEPAM 712

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

180

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
DULOXETINE HCL 693

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

199

patients, 21% of all patients

6 6
TRAZODONE HCL 681

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

187

patients, 20% of all patients

7 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

192

patients, 20% of all patients

P 8 15
MIRTAZAPINE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

12 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
VIIBRYD 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15 52
LAMOTRIGINE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 25
DIAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

18 7
GABAPENTIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
OLANZAPINE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 12
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

25 40
TEMAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
PAROXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
TOPIRAMATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
BUPROPION XL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
SAVELLA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 76
LITHIUM CARBONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
HALOPERIDOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 19
PRISTIQ 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
SAPHRIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 81
PRAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
OLANZAPINE ODT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 84
ZALEPLON 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 86
LATUDA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
TRINTELLIX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 73
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

46 71
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 47 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 92
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 66
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 July 8, 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.