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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

$298K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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 Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

34% of this provider’s 103 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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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

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$265K

2014

$283K

2015

$298K

2016

Number of Claims

3,989

2014

4,533

2015

4,925

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 556

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

82

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
TRAZODONE HCL 285

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 285

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 1
OLANZAPINE 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 11
CLONAZEPAM 250

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
RISPERIDONE 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

9 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
LAMOTRIGINE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
BUPROPION XL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 20 21
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 21 27
LATUDA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 23 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 23 31
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 28
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
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 12, 2011.
  • 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.