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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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5,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

241 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

51% of this provider’s 110 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

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 241 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 8%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$578K

2014

$507K

2015

$491K

2016

Number of Claims

5,539

2014

5,491

2015

5,934

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 607

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

78

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
LAMOTRIGINE 555

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

81

patients, 34% of all patients

2 7
TRAZODONE HCL 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

64

patients, 27% of all patients

3 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

4 6
LORAZEPAM 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

59

patients, 24% of all patients

5 2
OLANZAPINE 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

P 6 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

P 7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

8 22
GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

10 32
MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
RISPERIDONE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

14 26
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
LATUDA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 45
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
PRAZOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 10% of all patients

18 37
OXCARBAZEPINE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

19 33
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

20 34
CARBAMAZEPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

21 56
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

22 10
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 41
ARIPIPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 15
BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

25 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 25 23
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 30
REXULTI 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

29 12
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 60
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 31 20
DOXEPIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 31 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

33 42
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 July 17, 2012.
  • 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.