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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,210Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 446 providers in this state and specialty

$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 446 providers in this state and specialty

248 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

24 of this provider’s 45 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$775K

2014

$708K

2015

$664K

2016

Number of Claims

7,742

2014

7,666

2015

8,210

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
LAMOTRIGINE 1,246

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

153

patients, 62% of all patients

10 1 5
ALPRAZOLAM 647

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

71

patients, 29% of all patients

2 3
CLONAZEPAM 627

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

86

patients, 35% of all patients

3 2
OLANZAPINE 469

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

76

patients, 31% of all patients

P 4 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 386

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

49

patients, 20% of all patients

10 5 43
DOXEPIN HCL 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

49

patients, 20% of all patients

6 37
RISPERIDONE 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 21% of all patients

P 7 8
DIAZEPAM 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

8 25
TRAZODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

9 1
ARIPIPRAZOLE 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

P 10 13
DULOXETINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

11 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

12 22
MIRTAZAPINE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

13 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

15 11
SEROQUEL XR 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 33
SUBOXONE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

17 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

P 18 28
LATUDA 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 30
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 21 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 24 104
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

27 7
BUPROPION HCL SR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 31
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

29 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 46
HALOPERIDOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 24
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 Dec. 3, 2013.
  • 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.