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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1965

$2.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1965

1,236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

54% of this provider’s 334 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 334 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$136 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.97M

2012

$2.52M

2013

$2.67M

2014

$2.18M

2015

Number of Claims

10,798

2012

16,762

2013

17,444

2014

16,070

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

758

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

156

patients, 13% of all patients

P 1 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

736

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

178

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

734

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

3 10
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

190

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

5 14
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

8 13
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 4
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

R 14 20
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

P 15 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

17 28
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

19 5
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

R 22 7
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

23 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 29
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

25 35
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

27 15
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 32
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

R 30 48
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

32 37
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 26
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

36 70
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 60
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

R 38 71
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

40 62
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 40
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 43 63
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 61
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

45 57
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

46 58
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 47 67
SAPHRIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 48 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 21
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

50 54
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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.