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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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11,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$821K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

47% of this provider’s 296 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.66M

2014

$925K

2015

$821K

2016

Number of Claims

14,212

2014

11,264

2015

11,004

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 631

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

154

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 554

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

4 19
DULOXETINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

P 6 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
LORAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

9 23
MIRTAZAPINE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
OLANZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
LAMOTRIGINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 32
ARIPIPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 12
DIAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

17 64
RISPERIDONE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

20 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 5
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

23 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 46
BUPROPION XL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

31 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

31 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 73
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 61
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

36 62
LISINOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

37 77
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 24
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 38
LITHIUM CARBONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
LATUDA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 72
HALOPERIDOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 27
DOXEPIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
PRISTIQ 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 47
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 59
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
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 June 2, 2014.
  • 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.