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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,787Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

54% of this provider’s 112 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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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

3% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$399K

2014

$526K

2015

$763K

2016

Number of Claims

5,459

2014

6,400

2015

6,787

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 554

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

P 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
RISPERIDONE 333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 5
TRAZODONE HCL 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
BUPROPION XL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

6 19
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

7 27
LAMOTRIGINE 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
CLONAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 48

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
PROPRANOLOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 40
INVEGA SUSTENNA 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 37
ARIPIPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 9
HALOPERIDOL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 38
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
SUBOXONE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 52
OLANZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
TOPIRAMATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 17
REXULTI 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 62
PRISTIQ 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 42
PRAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 41
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 28
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 16
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 April 9, 2015.
  • 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.