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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 91 providers in this state and specialty

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 91 providers in this state and specialty

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

62% of this provider’s 183 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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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 *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$125 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.55M

2014

$1.58M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

11,625

2014

12,319

2015

11,528

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 994

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

1 5
RISPERIDONE 875

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

P 2 4
TRAZODONE HCL 694

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
CLONAZEPAM 674

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
HALOPERIDOL 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

P 5 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

7 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 3
OLANZAPINE 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 10 26
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

P 11 35
ALPRAZOLAM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 12
SEROQUEL XR 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
MIRTAZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
INVEGA SUSTENNA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 39
DOXEPIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 50
RISPERDAL CONSTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 53
LATUDA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 33
BUPROPION HCL SR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 27
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
CARBAMAZEPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 35 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 25
PRISTIQ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 37 40
LAMOTRIGINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 38 21
CLOZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 37
AMANTADINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 77
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 42
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 17
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 30
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.