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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

38% of this provider’s 130 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

3% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$602K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$788K

2016

Number of Claims

7,645

2014

12,533

2015

8,533

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
OLANZAPINE 458

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

P 1 16
RISPERIDONE 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

P 2 9
CLONAZEPAM 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
SERTRALINE HCL 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

P 5 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

6 26
ALPRAZOLAM 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

8 24
LORAZEPAM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17
LAMOTRIGINE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
THIORIDAZINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 12 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

13 13
TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 33
ARIPIPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
HALOPERIDOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 7
MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

23 19
CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 62
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
BUPROPION HCL SR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 50
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 21
CARBAMAZEPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 33 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 34 61
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 20
NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 49
LATUDA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 112
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 113
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 38
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 Jan. 10, 2012.
  • 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.