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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1965

$2.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1965

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

51% of this provider’s 119 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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

24% of this provider’s 119 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$181 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.3M

2012

$1.66M

2013

$2.08M

2014

$2.3M

2015

Number of Claims

6,869

2012

9,517

2013

10,280

2014

12,754

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

1,069

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

130

patients, 22% of all patients

P 1 1
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

P 3 4
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 6
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
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

475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

7 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

R 8 7
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

P 10 18
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

P 12 29
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

292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
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

285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
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

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

R 16 20
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 31
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

R 20 48
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

213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 32
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
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

193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
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

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 11
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

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 33
ABILIFY MAINTENA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 64
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 26
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 61
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 34
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 30
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 53
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 25
FANAPT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 69
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 43 44
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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 46
SAPHRIS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 65
OLANZAPINE ODT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 78
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 54
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 49
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 50 39
CLOZAPINE ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 75
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 51 57
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 Feb. 29, 2008.
  • 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.