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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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8,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

28% of this provider’s 565 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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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

2% of this provider’s 676 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$970K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$949K

2016

Number of Claims

7,460

2014

8,211

2015

8,728

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 612

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
DULOXETINE HCL 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

2 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

3 12
LORAZEPAM 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

4 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 2
SERTRALINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
BUPROPION HCL SR 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

8 28
MIRTAZAPINE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
ALPRAZOLAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

13 66
OLANZAPINE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
BUPROPION XL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
RISPERIDONE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 4
ARIPIPRAZOLE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 8
DIAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
LAMOTRIGINE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
BUPROPION HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 57
PRISTIQ 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10 30 134
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 61
MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 36
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 40
DOXEPIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 49
MODAFINIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 125
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 73
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 83
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 39 127
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 Oct. 18, 2016.
  • 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.