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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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12,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,008 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

41% of this provider’s 687 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,008 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,008 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$791K

2014

$695K

2015

$761K

2016

Number of Claims

10,177

2014

10,084

2015

12,447

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 1,479

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

249

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 1,058

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

182

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LORAZEPAM 699

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

P 4 4
TEMAZEPAM 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

5 8
OLANZAPINE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 21
PAROXETINE HCL 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

7 22
RISPERIDONE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

P 8 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

9 19
SERTRALINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

11 29
BUPROPION XL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
LAMOTRIGINE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
TRAZODONE HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
MIRTAZAPINE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

21 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 32
LITHIUM CARBONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

23 35
DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 13
PRISTIQ 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
SEROQUEL XR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 24
HALOPERIDOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 27
DIAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

32 23
TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
CARBAMAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 35 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 42
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

38 57
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 67
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
CLOZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

40 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 20
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 Nov. 28, 2007.
  • 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.