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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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5,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 215 providers in this state and specialty

$338K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 215 providers in this state and specialty

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

19% of this provider’s 240 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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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 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% 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 $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$406K

2014

$342K

2015

$338K

2016

Number of Claims

4,631

2014

5,379

2015

5,776

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 416

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

1 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 360

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

2 12
CLONAZEPAM 318

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
LORAZEPAM 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
SERTRALINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
LAMOTRIGINE 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 3
DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
BUPROPION XL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
TEMAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

13 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

14 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

17 40
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 28
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

20 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 49
ARIPIPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 18
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 13
BUPROPION HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 62
GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
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 8, 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.