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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 210 providers in this state and specialty

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% 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 Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

62% of this provider’s 168 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 46%.

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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

3% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$463K

2014

$625K

2015

$649K

2016

Number of Claims

4,654

2014

6,840

2015

6,618

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 526

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

P 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

3 4
RISPERIDONE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 5
TRAZODONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
MIRTAZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
LORAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
BUPROPION XL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
INVEGA SUSTENNA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 29
ARIPIPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
OLANZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

P 17 11
HALOPERIDOL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 25
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

21 23
LAMOTRIGINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
OMEPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 44
PRISTIQ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 52
LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 45
CLOZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 34
LATUDA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 30 30
METFORMIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 35 24
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 35
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 Sept. 21, 2015.
  • 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.