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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,211Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$489K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.17M

2014

$769K

2015

$489K

2016

Number of Claims

10,740

2014

7,123

2015

5,211

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ALPRAZOLAM 396

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
OLANZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

P
HALOPERIDOL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

LATUDA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 25, 2016.
  • 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.