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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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21,809Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$388K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

2,302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

22% of this provider’s 1,837 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$744K

2014

$640K

2015

$388K

2016

Number of Claims

29,472

2014

24,367

2015

21,809

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 2,241

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,682

prescriptions.

332

patients, 14% of all patients

P 1 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 2,199

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,781

prescriptions.

455

patients, 20% of all patients

10 2 20
TRAZODONE HCL 1,839

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,470

prescriptions.

596

patients, 26% of all patients

3 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,808

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,450

prescriptions.

569

patients, 25% of all patients

4 14
ALPRAZOLAM 1,659

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

214

patients, 9% of all patients

5 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,503

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,242

prescriptions.

385

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
MIRTAZAPINE 1,137

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,045

prescriptions.

347

patients, 15% of all patients

7 11
SERTRALINE HCL 1,079

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

302

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
TEMAZEPAM 952

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

146

patients, 6% of all patients

9 8
RISPERIDONE 947

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

161

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 9
CLONAZEPAM 906

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

126

patients, 5% of all patients

11 1
PAROXETINE HCL 820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

240

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
BUPROPION XL 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

149

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

97

patients, 4% of all patients

14 10
LORAZEPAM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

15 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

16 23
OLANZAPINE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

P 17 21
LAMOTRIGINE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

18 17
DULOXETINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

19 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

P 20 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

21 19
BUPROPION HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

22 48
HALOPERIDOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 23 31
LITHIUM CARBONATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

24 35
PERPHENAZINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 25 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

26 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

27 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

28 29
ESTAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

29 65
BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

29 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

32 26
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 62
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 Aug. 28, 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.