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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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4,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$97K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 869 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
9% 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 York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$151K

2014

$102K

2015

$97K

2016

Number of Claims

3,431

2014

3,330

2015

4,336

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
ALPRAZOLAM 491

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

109

patients, 24% of all patients

1 13
MIRTAZAPINE 443

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

2 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 426

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 334

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

4 23
RISPERIDONE 316

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 4
SERTRALINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
LORAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

9 16
TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

12 1
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 12 6
TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

14 61
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

15 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

16 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

17 24
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

18 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

19 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 27, 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.