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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,556Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$169K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

2014

$18.8K

2015

$169K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

869

2015

9,556

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. 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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SERTRALINE HCL 946

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

207

patients, 38% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 943

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

172

patients, 31% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 936

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

179

patients, 33% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 610

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

167

patients, 30% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

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PAROXETINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ESTAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 17, 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.