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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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13,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

17% of this provider’s 540 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 637 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

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$1.19M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

13,829

2014

13,069

2015

13,102

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
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,492

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,377

prescriptions.

182

patients, 29% of all patients

1 11
CLONAZEPAM 922

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

144

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 862

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

3 35
TRAZODONE HCL 810

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
PAROXETINE HCL 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

5 26
NAMENDA XR 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

6 38
LORAZEPAM 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
VIIBRYD 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8 44
SERTRALINE HCL 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
DULOXETINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

11 24
ROZEREM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12 66
NEUPRO 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 103
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
MECLIZINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 100
ARIPIPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 8
SILENOR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

10 18 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 1
RISPERIDONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 17
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

22 112
LATUDA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 27
DESIPRAMINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 173
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 10
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 6
NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 181
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 185
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 16
SEROQUEL XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 32
IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 108
NUEDEXTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 48
TRINTELLIX 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 60
ZALEPLON 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 91
IMIPRAMINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 125
DEXILANT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 37 194
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 30
LIDOCAINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 149
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 195
VOLTAREN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 41 199
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 42 19
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 42 148
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 13
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 211
BELSOMRA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 45 133
BRINTELLIX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 67
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 Dec. 10, 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.