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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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8,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

58% of this provider’s 105 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 538 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 538 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$797K

2014

$752K

2015

$650K

2016

Number of Claims

7,439

2014

7,903

2015

8,393

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 601

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

P 1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 521

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
CLONAZEPAM 519

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
RISPERIDONE 494

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 8
LORAZEPAM 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
MIRTAZAPINE 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

6 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
SERTRALINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
PRAZOSIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
CLONIDINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

12 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 22
ARIPIPRAZOLE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 15
LAMOTRIGINE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 48

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
OLANZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 11
GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 48

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 44
ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 38
PERPHENAZINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 36
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
INVEGA SUSTENNA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 49
HALOPERIDOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 31
CLOZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 13
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
SEROQUEL XR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 46
OXCARBAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
BUPROPION XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 37 51
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 43
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 58
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. 24, 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.