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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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13,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

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

92% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

63% of this provider’s 163 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

3% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$123 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.7M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

12,800

2014

12,248

2015

13,550

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
RISPERIDONE 869

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

107

patients, 23% of all patients

P 1 4
CLONAZEPAM 869

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

131

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 704

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

P 3 1
CLOZAPINE 678

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

P 4 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 665

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

5 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 657

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
TRAZODONE HCL 638

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

7 2
OLANZAPINE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

P 8 6
LORAZEPAM 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

9 5
PAROXETINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

10 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

11 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
ALPRAZOLAM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
TOPIRAMATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
HALOPERIDOL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 25
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
INVEGA SUSTENNA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 33
BUPROPION XL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
LAMOTRIGINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 41
TEMAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
LATUDA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 27
MIRTAZAPINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
PALIPERIDONE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 72
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 31
OMEPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
FANAPT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 11
DOXEPIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 21
DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
PRAZOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 96
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 43 51
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 53
INVEGA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 88
NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 38
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 50
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 124
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 49 126
SAPHRIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 65
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 49 39
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 9, 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.