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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$239K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
156 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$257K

2014

$255K

2015

$239K

2016

Number of Claims

2,413

2014

2,629

2015

2,932

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CLONAZEPAM 276

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 25% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 17% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 155

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 121

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 77

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PERPHENAZINE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 16, 2017.
  • 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.