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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$583K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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.

39 of this provider’s 83 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$462K

2014

$418K

2015

$583K

2016

Number of Claims

6,626

2014

7,161

2015

9,123

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
CLONAZEPAM 576

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 542

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 541

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

3 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

4 23
TRAZODONE HCL 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
DULOXETINE HCL 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
LORAZEPAM 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
MIRTAZAPINE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

9 16
RISPERIDONE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 4
LAMOTRIGINE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
CLOZAPINE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 17
SERTRALINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
BUPROPION HCL SR 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

16 22
OLANZAPINE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 12
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

18 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

20 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

22 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

P 22 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 41
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 27 21
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
HALOPERIDOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 61
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
LITHIUM CARBONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 51
PERPHENAZINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 35
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 June 12, 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.