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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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14,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

70% of this provider’s 125 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

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

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

12,694

2014

13,701

2015

14,706

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
RISPERIDONE 983

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

P 1 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 880

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

P 2 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 849

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

3 9
CLONAZEPAM 740

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
SERTRALINE HCL 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
OLANZAPINE 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

7 17
CLOZAPINE 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 8 25
LORAZEPAM 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
HALOPERIDOL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
ALPRAZOLAM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

14 3
BUPROPION XL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
TRAZODONE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

16 4
DULOXETINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
PAROXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
PERPHENAZINE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 59
OXCARBAZEPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 18
LAMOTRIGINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
TOPIRAMATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

29 48
MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
CARBAMAZEPINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 42
OLANZAPINE ODT 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 51
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
SEROQUEL XR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 37 49
RISPERDAL CONSTA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 43
FAZACLO 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 40 36
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 41 44
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 42 76
DOXEPIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 50
CLOZARIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 88
THIORIDAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 64
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 53
RISPERIDONE ODT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 72
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 47 34
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 49 62
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 50 47
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 51 55
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 53 55
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 Oct. 25, 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.