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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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3,768Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

193 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

12 of this provider’s 18 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 193 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 193 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$304 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$788K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

2,872

2014

3,748

2015

3,768

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
ABILIFY MAINTENA 301

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 18% of all patients

P 10 1 55
TRAZODONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
CLOZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 4
INVEGA SUSTENNA 134

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 26
OLANZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 11
RISPERIDONE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 9 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

12 1
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 8% of all patients

14 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
LAMOTRIGINE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 17 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 8% of all patients

18 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

P 20 12
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 21 44
RISPERDAL CONSTA 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 22 42
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

23 63
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 23 24
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 7
PRAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 18
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
REXULTI 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

30 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 March 21, 2018.
  • 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.