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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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8,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

$575K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

737 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

38% of this provider’s 194 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

2% of this provider’s 737 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 737 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$529K

2014

$601K

2015

$575K

2016

Number of Claims

9,030

2014

10,379

2015

8,819

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
ALPRAZOLAM 833

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
CLONAZEPAM 544

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 506

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

4 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 2
RISPERIDONE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

P 6 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

7 26
LORAZEPAM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
DIAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

9 21
OLANZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

P 10 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

11 24
DULOXETINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
MIRTAZAPINE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 16
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

16 5
LAMOTRIGINE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

16 8
HALOPERIDOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
TEMAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 46
PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
INVEGA SUSTENNA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 40
CLOZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 29
DOXEPIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 36
GABAPENTIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
PRAZOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 41
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 58
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 66
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

37 108
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 14
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 65
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 Aug. 6, 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.