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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$279K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$296K

2014

$260K

2015

$279K

2016

Number of Claims

5,350

2014

5,395

2015

5,753

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
MIRTAZAPINE 417

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 346

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 326

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 279

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IMIPRAMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 March 21, 2008.
  • 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.