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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,961Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 214

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 214

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

47% of this provider’s 139 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 718 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 139 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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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 *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$161 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.3M

2012

$1.29M

2013

$1.41M

2014

$1.92M

2015

Number of Claims

8,581

2012

8,809

2013

8,799

2014

11,961

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

789

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

188

patients, 26% of all patients

P 1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

716

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

R 2 7
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

598

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 5
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

5 13
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 32
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

9 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 23
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

13 22
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

16 36
OLANZAPINE ODT 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

P 17 75
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 34
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 6
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 21 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 30
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 46
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 4
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 24
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 26
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 29
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 47
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 45
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

R 35 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 67
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 48
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 21
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 35
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 76
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

R 44 19
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 56
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 38
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 64
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 51 42
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 51 79
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 33
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 89
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 85
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 95
ACAMPROSATE CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

10 55 161
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Sept. 21, 2011.
  • 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.