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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 Delaware
lower than average

Antipsychotics

30% of this provider’s 142 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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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

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

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

Prescription Price

$114 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$929K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

8,327

2014

8,700

2015

8,864

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
LORAZEPAM 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

1 12
CLONAZEPAM 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
BUPROPION XL 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
OLANZAPINE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 5
LAMOTRIGINE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
DULOXETINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
CLOZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 21
SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

18 7
DIAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
OMEPRAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 31
RISPERIDONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 9
HALOPERIDOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 23
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 37
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 32 35
OXCARBAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 33 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 29
METFORMIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 35 57
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 47
LISINOPRIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 38 61
INVEGA SUSTENNA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 40 38
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, 2014.
  • 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.