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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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8,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

$632K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

34% of this provider’s 185 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$493K

2014

$553K

2015

$632K

2016

Number of Claims

6,035

2014

7,165

2015

8,004

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
ALPRAZOLAM 710

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
CLONAZEPAM 674

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

92

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 659

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

97

patients, 23% of all patients

P 3 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 491

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

4 12
TRAZODONE HCL 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
SERTRALINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
DULOXETINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
BUPROPION XL 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 21
DIAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

13 28
MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
RISPERIDONE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
LAMOTRIGINE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 7
BUPROPION HCL SR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
OLANZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 11
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 24 14
DOXEPIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
TOPIRAMATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 35
OXCARBAZEPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 30 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 25
VYVANSE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 78
GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 33 23
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 33 42
HALOPERIDOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 26
LATUDA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 33
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 Nov. 9, 2010.
  • 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.