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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,942Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$637K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

63% of this provider’s 208 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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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 *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$306K

2014

$400K

2015

$637K

2016

Number of Claims

3,945

2014

4,932

2015

6,942

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
LORAZEPAM 578

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
ALPRAZOLAM 505

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
LAMOTRIGINE 488

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

185

patients, 28% of all patients

3 8
CLONAZEPAM 478

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 464

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

174

patients, 26% of all patients

P 5 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 395

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
OLANZAPINE 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

P 7 20
RISPERIDONE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

P 9 15
TEMAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 33
TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 31
DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

14 7
PERPHENAZINE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 39
TOPIRAMATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
INVEGA SUSTENNA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 46
OXCARBAZEPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 6
ABILIFY MAINTENA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 83
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
CLOZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 45
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 25
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
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 Feb. 5, 2014.
  • 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.