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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$502K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

1,772 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 348 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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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

4% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$12 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$619K

2014

$594K

2015

$502K

2016

Number of Claims

37,788

2014

41,688

2015

41,819

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
BUSPIRONE HCL 6,397

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

902

patients, 51% of all patients

10 1 18
CLONAZEPAM 5,545

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

621

patients, 35% of all patients

2 1
RISPERIDONE 2,833

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

333

patients, 19% of all patients

P 10 3 9
SERTRALINE HCL 2,547

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

330

patients, 19% of all patients

10 4 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 2,423

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

326

patients, 18% of all patients

10 5 7
TEMAZEPAM 2,315

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

333

patients, 19% of all patients

6 2
PAROXETINE HCL 2,202

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

293

patients, 17% of all patients

10 7 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 2,062

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

257

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,992

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

274

patients, 15% of all patients

10 9 13
LORAZEPAM 1,514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

161

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
ALPRAZOLAM 1,110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

11 4
BUPROPION XL 1,053

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
ESTAZOLAM 983

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

169

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 947

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 817

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

117

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 614

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 8
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 600

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

10 17 26
OLANZAPINE 571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 67

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 23
FLURAZEPAM HCL 500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

10 19 32
DULOXETINE HCL 499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

20 14
TRAZODONE HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

21 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

22 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

23 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
DOXEPIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

25 24
HALOPERIDOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

27 40
MIRTAZAPINE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

28 16
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

29 58
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 30 36
BUPROPION HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

31 51
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

32 29
ARIPIPRAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

P 33 27
LAMOTRIGINE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 41
ZALEPLON 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

36 49
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

37 42
LITHIUM CARBONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 30
THIOTHIXENE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 52
THIORIDAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 56
SEROQUEL XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 41 48
PAROXETINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

42 39
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 43 53
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 44 37
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.