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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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6,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

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

94% 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 Rhode Island
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

42 of this provider’s 74 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$659K

2014

$676K

2015

$533K

2016

Number of Claims

7,141

2014

6,647

2015

6,681

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
CLONAZEPAM 500

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 413

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 398

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
RISPERIDONE 397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 7
SERTRALINE HCL 349

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
OLANZAPINE 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P 6 11
LORAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

8 22
CLOZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

11 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

12 6
MIRTAZAPINE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
PRAZOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 33
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
PAROXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

18 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
BUPROPION XL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 57
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 27 50
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
SEROQUEL XR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 29 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 9
INVEGA SUSTENNA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 31 28
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 30
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 Jan. 17, 2017.
  • 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.