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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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8,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

73% of this provider’s 107 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$190 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$592K

2014

$644K

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

4,745

2014

4,844

2015

8,220

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 802

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

150

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
OLANZAPINE 566

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

P 2 11
TRAZODONE HCL 532

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 4
LORAZEPAM 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
CLONAZEPAM 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
INVEGA SUSTENNA 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 26
RISPERIDONE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

P 8 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
MIRTAZAPINE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
GABAPENTIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
CLOZAPINE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 31
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 17 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 44
HALOPERIDOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 27
RISPERDAL CONSTA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 19 42
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

22 3
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 24
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 50
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 19
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 7
PERPHENAZINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 60
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 63
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 30
LAMOTRIGINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 32
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 58
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 16
INVEGA TRINZA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 37 135
OLANZAPINE ODT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 17
ABILIFY MAINTENA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 55
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 Dec. 16, 2016.
  • 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.