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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 215 providers in this state and specialty

$514K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 215 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

66% of this provider’s 295 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

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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$439K

2014

$512K

2015

$514K

2016

Number of Claims

8,536

2014

10,274

2015

10,844

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 913

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

174

patients, 29% of all patients

P 1 3
OLANZAPINE 874

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

153

patients, 26% of all patients

P 2 13
CLONAZEPAM 670

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 560

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
LORAZEPAM 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
ALPRAZOLAM 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

7 12
LAMOTRIGINE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

10 23
DULOXETINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
DIAZEPAM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 32
MIRTAZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
RISPERIDONE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 5
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

17 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 43
BUPROPION HCL SR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
OXCARBAZEPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
BUPROPION XL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 10
PRAZOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 30
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

30 51
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 48
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
DOXEPIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 72
GALANTAMINE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 38 73
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 63
ZALEPLON 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 54
ZONISAMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 77
ESZOPICLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 79
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 35
LOXAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 45
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 33
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 May 22, 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.