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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,205Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$243K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

1,076 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

39% of this provider’s 514 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 1,076 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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 8%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

2014

$111K

2015

$243K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

5,171

2015

15,205

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
CLONAZEPAM 2,542

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

441

patients, 41% of all patients

1 1
TEMAZEPAM 1,520

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

315

patients, 29% of all patients

2 2
SERTRALINE HCL 1,500

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

255

patients, 24% of all patients

3 5
TRAZODONE HCL 1,019

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

191

patients, 18% of all patients

4 12
LORAZEPAM 897

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

188

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
MIRTAZAPINE 781

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

185

patients, 17% of all patients

6 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 757

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
RISPERIDONE 742

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

P 8 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 608

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 8
PAROXETINE HCL 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
ALPRAZOLAM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

11 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
BUPROPION XL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
DOXEPIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

16 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

17 22
OLANZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

19 15
ARIPIPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 20 27
ROZEREM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

21 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

23 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

24 19
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

25 14
ZALEPLON 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

26 49
ESTAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

27 17
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 25
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

29 26
HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 30 28
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 21, 2015.
  • 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.