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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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12,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

52% of this provider’s 155 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

0% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$901K

2014

$748K

2015

$838K

2016

Number of Claims

10,349

2014

10,115

2015

12,636

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 940

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

157

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 628

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

145

patients, 25% of all patients

2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 567

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
GABAPENTIN 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

5 20
LORAZEPAM 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

P 7 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
PERPHENAZINE 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

P 10 9 35
LAMOTRIGINE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
MIRTAZAPINE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
SERTRALINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
RISPERIDONE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

15 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

16 22
ARIPIPRAZOLE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 10
OLANZAPINE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
BUPROPION XL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
HALOPERIDOL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 22 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

23 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 28
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 47
LATUDA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 33
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 71
TOPIRAMATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
CLOZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 17
AMANTADINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
LITHIUM CARBONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 29
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 46
SEROQUEL XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 37
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
LOXAPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 70
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 41
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 26
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 120
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 49
OXCARBAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 43
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 48
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 March 2, 2010.
  • 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.