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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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16,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

1,032 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

45% of this provider’s 264 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,032 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,032 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$774K

2014

$792K

2015

$928K

2016

Number of Claims

10,399

2014

13,839

2015

16,191

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 1,333

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

172

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 1,053

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

197

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 943

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 3
CLONAZEPAM 741

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

5 17
RISPERIDONE 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
LORAZEPAM 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

8 14
GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

10 24
OLANZAPINE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
DULOXETINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

16 30
SERTRALINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

17 5
LAMOTRIGINE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

18 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
MIRTAZAPINE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 28
ARIPIPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 15
HALOPERIDOL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 29
DOXEPIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
SUBOXONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

25 36
PAROXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
DIAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
TOPIRAMATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

32 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
PERPHENAZINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 53
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
BUPROPION XL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

38 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 50
LOXAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 66
LATUDA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 32
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

43 79
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 44 54
PALIPERIDONE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 69
BUPROPION HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 63
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 May 16, 2018.
  • 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.