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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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9,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

869 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

58% of this provider’s 159 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$150 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$1.83M

2014

$1.58M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

15,294

2014

12,093

2015

9,842

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 695

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

P 1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 640

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

195

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 561

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

4 25
RISPERIDONE 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

6 18
INVEGA SUSTENNA 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

P 7 26
HALOPERIDOL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 27
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

9 22
SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
OLANZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 11
MIRTAZAPINE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 12
PROPRANOLOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

15 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

16 28
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 16 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 43
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 44
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 24
CLONAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

22 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 20
OXCARBAZEPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 35
BUPROPION XL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 16
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
BUPROPION HCL SR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 17
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

29 23
BUPROPION HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 74
ABILIFY MAINTENA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 55
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 7
SEROQUEL XR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 37
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 70
PRAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 51
TOPIRAMATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
PALIPERIDONE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 40
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 9
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 88
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 19
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 8
DOXEPIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 39
LATUDA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 34
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 April 4, 2013.
  • 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.