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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$481K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

37% of this provider’s 182 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$773K

2014

$535K

2015

$481K

2016

Number of Claims

9,883

2014

7,329

2015

7,920

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 579

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

1 7
CLONAZEPAM 568

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
SERTRALINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
RISPERIDONE 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

6 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

9 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
ARIPIPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 10
LORAZEPAM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 5
OLANZAPINE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 12
DULOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
LAMOTRIGINE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
CLOZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 17
PAROXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
BUPROPION XL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 9
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 38
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
PERPHENAZINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 35
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 34
DOXEPIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 30
CARBAMAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
OXCARBAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 43
SEROQUEL XR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 37
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 April 2, 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.