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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$490K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
243 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$813K

2014

$647K

2015

$490K

2016

Number of Claims

7,494

2014

6,776

2015

6,154

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.

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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
RISPERIDONE 471

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

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.