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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,882Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$180K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
171 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$147K

2014

$155K

2015

$180K

2016

Number of Claims

2,191

2014

2,526

2015

2,882

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

PERPHENAZINE 105

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 92

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

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DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

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, 2007.
  • 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.