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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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11,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$567K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

19% of this provider’s 300 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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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 *

5% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$887K

2014

$771K

2015

$567K

2016

Number of Claims

13,001

2014

11,855

2015

11,282

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,525

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

209

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
CLONAZEPAM 725

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LAMOTRIGINE 643

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

3 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

4 25
LORAZEPAM 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 4
TRAZODONE HCL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
SERTRALINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
DULOXETINE HCL 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
TEMAZEPAM 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 16
MIRTAZAPINE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
RISPERIDONE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 9
DIAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 35
DOXEPIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 41
CARBAMAZEPINE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 49
PAROXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
OLANZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 32
BUPROPION XL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 50
SEROQUEL XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 47
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 20
GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 30
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 37 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 38 42
PRISTIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 39 44
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 April 17, 2008.
  • 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.