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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$885K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

1,000 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

49% of this provider’s 552 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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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 *

10% 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

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$512K

2014

$915K

2015

$885K

2016

Number of Claims

5,920

2014

10,117

2015

12,711

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
OLANZAPINE 1,339

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,273

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

185

patients, 19% of all patients

2 19
RISPERIDONE 1,008

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 873

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 1
LORAZEPAM 740

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

242

patients, 24% of all patients

5 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 684

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
CLONAZEPAM 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
NUEDEXTA 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

8 48
ARIPIPRAZOLE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 8
HALOPERIDOL 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 25
TRAZODONE HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

11 2
CLOZAPINE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 12 18
TEMAZEPAM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

13 30
SERTRALINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
MIRTAZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

18 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

19 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 10
PAROXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

22 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 35
LAMOTRIGINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 15
INVEGA SUSTENNA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 33
GABAPENTIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

26 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 24
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

28 17
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 50
OXCARBAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 31 39
OLANZAPINE ODT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 32 42
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 34 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 Oct. 25, 2017.
  • 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.