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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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9,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 Rhode Island
lower than average

Antipsychotics

20% of this provider’s 161 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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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

11% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$410K

2014

$447K

2015

$457K

2016

Number of Claims

7,612

2014

8,557

2015

9,157

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
CLONAZEPAM 1,040

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

120

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 559

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

2 27
DIAZEPAM 467

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

3 31
LAMOTRIGINE 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

4 8
ALPRAZOLAM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

5 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

P 6 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
TRAZODONE HCL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
LORAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
DULOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 62
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

14 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 40
CLONIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 42
CARBAMAZEPINE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 37
PRAZOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

20 34
RISPERIDONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 25 73
OXYCODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 50
PERPHENAZINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 45
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 54
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

31 22
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 35
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 11
SUBOXONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 32
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 47
DOXEPIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
IMIPRAMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 41 55
HALOPERIDOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 30
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 43 89
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 36
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. 16, 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.