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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$517K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

19% of this provider’s 405 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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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 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$695K

2014

$565K

2015

$517K

2016

Number of Claims

9,809

2014

10,331

2015

9,727

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 859

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
ALPRAZOLAM 846

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
LORAZEPAM 836

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

162

patients, 23% of all patients

3 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 748

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

4 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 479

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

5 11
DULOXETINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

7 18
TRAZODONE HCL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 4
BUPROPION HCL SR 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

10 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

12 16
PAROXETINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

13 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
RISPERIDONE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 12
OLANZAPINE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 20
DIAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

17 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 22
MIRTAZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
TEMAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 33
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 29
ARIPIPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 58
BUPROPION XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
CLOZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 26
LAMOTRIGINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 8
PALIPERIDONE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 29 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
HALOPERIDOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 38
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 June 11, 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.