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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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8,372Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

56% of this provider’s 111 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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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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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$703K

2014

$636K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

7,072

2014

7,596

2015

8,372

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 714

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

87

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
OLANZAPINE 387

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 2
LORAZEPAM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
TRAZODONE HCL 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
RISPERIDONE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

P 7 4
ARIPIPRAZOLE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 10
DULOXETINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

9 15
LAMOTRIGINE 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

10 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
MIRTAZAPINE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
CLOZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 13 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

17 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 9
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 6
HALOPERIDOL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 11
DIAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 38
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 28 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
LATUDA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 33
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 98
PERPHENAZINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 35
BUPROPION XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 29
VIIBRYD 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 35 64
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 36 34
SEROQUEL XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 37
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 50
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 30
AMANTADINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 39 69
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 31
CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 42 42
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 Oct. 14, 2011.
  • 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.