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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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13,417Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$3.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

53% of this provider’s 202 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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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

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$247 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$2.03M

2014

$2.52M

2015

$3.32M

2016

Number of Claims

12,220

2014

13,104

2015

13,417

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
TRAZODONE HCL 660

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
OLANZAPINE 629

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

P 2 16
ALPRAZOLAM 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

3 1
CLONAZEPAM 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

4 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 3
SEROQUEL XR 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 40
SERTRALINE HCL 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

8 10
RISPERIDONE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 9
DULOXETINE HCL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 15
INVEGA SUSTENNA 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
ABILIFY MAINTENA 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 18 73
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
PAROXETINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
BUPROPION XL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
DIAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
MIRTAZAPINE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 28
PRISTIQ 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
LAMOTRIGINE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
LATUDA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 32
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

31 42
OXCARBAZEPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
ARISTADA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 33 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 12
TOPIRAMATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
NAMENDA XR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 34
PRAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 57
DOXEPIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 39
HYDROXYZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 43
HALOPERIDOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 31
CLOZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 35
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 54
NUEDEXTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 87
ZALEPLON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 50 74
AMANTADINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 90
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. 28, 2009.
  • 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.