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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,324Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

36% of this provider’s 121 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$726K

2014

$738K

2015

$675K

2016

Number of Claims

7,171

2014

7,414

2015

7,324

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
GABAPENTIN 421

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

1 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

2 17
TRAZODONE HCL 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

4 22
BUPROPION XL 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

5 21
LAMOTRIGINE 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
CLONAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 4
RISPERIDONE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

P 9 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
SERTRALINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
PAROXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

12 28
DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
LORAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

14 2
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 40
CLONIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 41
TOPIRAMATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 34
ARIPIPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
OLANZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

25 16
SEROQUEL XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 46
DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 27 30
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 29 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
VIIBRYD 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 65
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 14
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 31
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 44
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 Nov. 21, 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.