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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$909K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

28 of this provider’s 63 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$136 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.18M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$909K

2016

Number of Claims

11,367

2014

9,376

2015

6,688

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 697

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 474

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 4
TRAZODONE HCL 373

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 58

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
RISPERIDONE 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 6
DIAZEPAM 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

6 30
ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

7 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
CLOZAPINE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 12 31
INVEGA SUSTENNA 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 26
OLANZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 24
LAMOTRIGINE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
HALOPERIDOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
RISPERDAL CONSTA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 20
SEROQUEL XR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 37
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 7
AMANTADINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 84
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 16
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 43
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 63
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.