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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$870K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,004 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 625 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 1,004 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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 *

9% 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$870K

2016

Number of Claims

15,975

2014

18,370

2015

18,079

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
TRAZODONE HCL 1,945

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,478

prescriptions.

355

patients, 35% of all patients

1 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,760

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,389

prescriptions.

231

patients, 23% of all patients

P 2 4
TEMAZEPAM 1,395

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

250

patients, 25% of all patients

3 8
MIRTAZAPINE 999

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

192

patients, 19% of all patients

4 11
CLONAZEPAM 960

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 947

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 803

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

7 20
LORAZEPAM 658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
ALPRAZOLAM 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

11 26
RISPERIDONE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 9
NAMENDA XR 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

13 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

14 23
SERTRALINE HCL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

16 18
OLANZAPINE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 21
MEMANTINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

18 34
HALOPERIDOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 31
DULOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
BUPROPION XL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

21 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 16
PAROXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

23 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

23 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
EXELON 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

27 63
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
SEROQUEL XR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 24
LAMOTRIGINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 17
DOXEPIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 29
LISINOPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

33 71
LATUDA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 37
CLOZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 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 Sept. 6, 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.