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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$209K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

234 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 Delaware
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

24 of this provider’s 50 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

7% of this provider’s 234 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 234 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

7% 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$76.8K

2014

$132K

2015

$209K

2016

Number of Claims

1,668

2014

2,490

2015

3,233

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
MIRTAZAPINE 268

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

102

patients, 44% of all patients

1 13
TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

80

patients, 34% of all patients

2 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 88

patients, 38% of all patients

3 8
ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

5 25
BUPROPION XL 114

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

P 7 3
LAMOTRIGINE 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 14% of all patients

8 11
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

9 22
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 15% of all patients

P 11 5
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 12% of all patients

12 71
ARIPIPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 19
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

15 36
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
PRAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

17 75
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 8% of all patients

19 17
LATUDA 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 9% of all patients

P 19 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 9% of all patients

19 24
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 9
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
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.