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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

725 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

33% of this provider’s 392 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

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 *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$622K

2014

$630K

2015

$615K

2016

Number of Claims

8,628

2014

9,718

2015

9,727

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 749

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 666

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

158

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 619

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 2
LORAZEPAM 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
MIRTAZAPINE 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

6 16
OLANZAPINE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

P 7 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
DULOXETINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
SERTRALINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
RISPERIDONE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 4
LAMOTRIGINE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

17 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
PAROXETINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
BUPROPION XL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
ARIPIPRAZOLE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
PERPHENAZINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 9
DOXEPIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 39
CLOZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 17
BUPROPION HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 25
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 38
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 70
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 37 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 63
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. 4, 2013.
  • 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.