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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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30,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

1,023 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 151 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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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

4% of this provider’s 1,023 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

6% 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

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.54M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

34,870

2014

32,023

2015

30,177

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
ALPRAZOLAM 5,023

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

372

patients, 36% of all patients

10 1 10
CLONAZEPAM 3,817

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

318

patients, 31% of all patients

2 1
DIAZEPAM 1,624

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

10 3 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

211

patients, 21% of all patients

4 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

184

patients, 18% of all patients

P 5 4
GABAPENTIN 1,100

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

6 9
CLONIDINE HCL 1,000

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

10 7 27
LORAZEPAM 975

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
TRAZODONE HCL 858

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
DOXEPIN HCL 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11 39
OLANZAPINE 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

P 12 11
SUBOXONE 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 53

patients, 5% of all patients

13 29
DULOXETINE HCL 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

16 6
HALOPERIDOL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 31
TOPIRAMATE 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

18 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

19 32
SERTRALINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

20 5
RISPERIDONE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 8
LAMOTRIGINE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

21 7
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

21 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

26 12
OXCARBAZEPINE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

27 33
CLOZAPINE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 13
MIRTAZAPINE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

29 14
PERPHENAZINE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 36
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

31 48
PHENELZINE SULFATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

10 32 77
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 51
PAROXETINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

35 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 70
ARIPIPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 26
BUPROPION HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 54
PRAZOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 37
VIIBRYD 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 44 96
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

45 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

46 58
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 62
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 109
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 50 38
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 51 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 42
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 54 50
LATUDA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 55 45
ESZOPICLONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 56 81
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 57 40
SEROQUEL XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 46
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.