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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,022Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 597

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 597

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

56% of this provider’s 154 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 42%.

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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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 154 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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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 *

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$123 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.31M

2012

$2.01M

2013

$1.82M

2014

$1.84M

2015

Number of Claims

15,998

2012

15,581

2013

14,554

2014

15,022

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,005

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

P 1 3
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

863

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

P 2 4
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

740

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

3 18
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 10
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

R 8 8
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 6
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

P 20 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 35
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 39
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

24 5
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 80
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 62
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 23
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 30
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 33 26
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 40
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 42
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 79
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 32
STRATTERA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 42 84
NALTREXONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 74
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 44 72
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 44 56
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

Treats certain types of seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 46 77
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 46 71
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 54
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 R 49 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 50 50
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 51 51
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

R 53 20
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 59
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 55 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 R 56 45
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 3, 2009.
  • 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.