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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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6,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

$262K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 524 providers in this state and specialty

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

47% 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 Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

28% of this provider’s 207 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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$284K

2014

$300K

2015

$262K

2016

Number of Claims

5,477

2014

5,907

2015

6,080

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 610

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

95

patients, 27% of all patients

1 3
LORAZEPAM 439

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
CLONAZEPAM 384

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LAMOTRIGINE 355

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

4 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

6 19
RISPERIDONE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

P 7 5
TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

9 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

12 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
OXCARBAZEPINE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

14 31
PAROXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
OLANZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 10
DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
TOPIRAMATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 9
BUPROPION XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 26 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 27 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 28 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 Feb. 22, 2011.
  • 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.