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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

40% 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 43%.

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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

0% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$585K

2014

$575K

2015

$580K

2016

Number of Claims

8,000

2014

8,928

2015

9,921

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
RISPERIDONE 737

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

P 1 4
CLONAZEPAM 644

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 593

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

4 24
TRAZODONE HCL 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
LORAZEPAM 441

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

7 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
PAROXETINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 26
SERTRALINE HCL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
ALPRAZOLAM 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
MIRTAZAPINE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 10
OLANZAPINE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 12
BUPROPION XL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
LAMOTRIGINE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 8
CARBAMAZEPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 42
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 30
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
PERPHENAZINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 23
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 29 49
HALOPERIDOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 27
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 31 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
CLOZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 17
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 34 38
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 35 34
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 22
DOXEPIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 39
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 Oct. 23, 2010.
  • 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.