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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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17,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

30% of this provider’s 328 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$969K

2014

$857K

2015

$752K

2016

Number of Claims

14,987

2014

16,367

2015

17,227

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 2,360

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

266

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
CLONAZEPAM 1,247

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,090

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

162

patients, 22% of all patients

P 3 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 965

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
TRAZODONE HCL 931

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

5 2
LAMOTRIGINE 745

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

7 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
DULOXETINE HCL 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
BUPROPION XL 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

11 20
DIAZEPAM 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
LORAZEPAM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
PAROXETINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
SERTRALINE HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

18 5
MIRTAZAPINE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

P 20 15
PRISTIQ 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 44
OXCARBAZEPINE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
OLANZAPINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 28
ZALEPLON 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 26 74
TOPIRAMATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 33
ESZOPICLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 71
ALPRAZOLAM ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

10 31 77
ALPRAZOLAM XR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

10 31 82
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 18
IMIPRAMINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 78
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 35 102
RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 9
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 37 60
BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 38 25
REXULTI 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 111
NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 39 49
DOXEPIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 41 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 41 84
EXELON 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 44 98
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 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 July 9, 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.