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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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5,942Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 Rhode Island
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

39 of this provider’s 58 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 291 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 291 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$730K

2014

$681K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

6,062

2014

5,818

2015

5,942

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
OLANZAPINE 388

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 11
TRAZODONE HCL 383

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
RISPERIDONE 344

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
BUPROPION XL 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

5 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

7 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
CLOZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

13 1
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 14 35
DULOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

16 4
TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 5
BUPROPION HCL SR 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
OXCARBAZEPINE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 60
LAMOTRIGINE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
HALOPERIDOL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 30
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 25 24
PERPHENAZINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 45
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 10
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 57
RISPERDAL CONSTA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 29 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 31 41
INVEGA SUSTENNA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 28
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 1, 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.