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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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14,469Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

62% of this provider’s 167 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 717 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 717 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$132 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

$1.95M

2014

$1.97M

2015

$1.9M

2016

Number of Claims

15,159

2014

14,985

2015

14,469

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
TRAZODONE HCL 993

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

164

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 956

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
RISPERIDONE 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

P 3 6
CLONAZEPAM 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
OLANZAPINE 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 4
ARIPIPRAZOLE 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

P 7 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

8 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
BUPROPION XL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16
LORAZEPAM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
DULOXETINE HCL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
LAMOTRIGINE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
INVEGA SUSTENNA 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 25
MIRTAZAPINE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
HALOPERIDOL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 27
SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 3
CLOZAPINE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 19
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 24
TOPIRAMATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 36
LITHIUM CARBONATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 44
RISPERDAL CONSTA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 42
PAROXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 33
LATUDA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 34
OXCARBAZEPINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
CARBAMAZEPINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 52
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 32
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 43
AMANTADINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 84
PRAZOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 51
LOXAPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 65
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 63
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 69
ABILIFY MAINTENA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 55
SEROQUEL XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 47 37
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 48 38
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 49 58
OLANZAPINE ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 56
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 Nov. 23, 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.