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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 91 providers in this state and specialty

$975K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 91 providers in this state and specialty

578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

47% of this provider’s 194 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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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 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$1.05M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$975K

2016

Number of Claims

9,309

2014

9,278

2015

10,121

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 720

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
ALPRAZOLAM 640

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
RISPERIDONE 594

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
CLONAZEPAM 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

6 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
SERTRALINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
OLANZAPINE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
PAROXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 30
DULOXETINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
HALOPERIDOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
BUPROPION XL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 13
LITHIUM CARBONATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
INVEGA SUSTENNA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 39
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 35
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
DIAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
LAMOTRIGINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 38
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 29
PRISTIQ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 35 40
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 47
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 38 22
CARBAMAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 52
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 48
OXCARBAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 41 36
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 67
DOXEPIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 43 28
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 42
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 Oct. 28, 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.