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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,482Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

1,122 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

48% of this provider’s 474 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

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 *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$67 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

$809K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

10,149

2014

14,313

2015

15,482

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 1,701

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

258

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,204

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

298

patients, 27% of all patients

P 2 4
ALPRAZOLAM 908

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
TRAZODONE HCL 743

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

182

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 701

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

166

patients, 15% of all patients

5 13
DULOXETINE HCL 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
LORAZEPAM 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

7 9
MIRTAZAPINE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
LAMOTRIGINE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
RISPERIDONE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

13 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
BUPROPION XL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

17 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
OLANZAPINE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
DIAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

25 30
PAROXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 24
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 43
LATUDA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 49
HALOPERIDOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 27
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

35 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 1% of all patients

36 40
TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

37 38
INVEGA SUSTENNA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 26
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
PRAZOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

40 73
PRISTIQ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 47
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 43 61
DOXEPIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

44 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 62
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 Sept. 8, 2011.
  • 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.