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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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2,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 270 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

221 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

28 of this provider’s 74 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 221 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 221 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$523K

2014

$534K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

4,132

2014

3,783

2015

2,897

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
CLOZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

P 1 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 189

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

2 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

3 14
RISPERIDONE 154

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

P 4 4
OLANZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

8 19
DOXEPIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 10% of all patients

9 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 11 18
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

12 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 12 10
INVEGA SUSTENNA 73

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 14 36
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 15 5
LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
LATUDA 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 33
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

18 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

19 9
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. 9, 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.