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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 205

$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 205

1,024 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

29% of this provider’s 364 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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 364 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 1,024 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $32 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$646K

2012

$792K

2013

$868K

2014

$922K

2015

Number of Claims

9,889

2012

17,424

2013

21,179

2014

23,572

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

3,375

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

421

patients, 41% of all patients

1 1
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,184

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

367

patients, 36% of all patients

2 6
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,143

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

304

patients, 30% of all patients

10 3 7
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,673

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

303

patients, 30% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,096

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,056

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

10 6 15
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

904

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

7 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

883

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 8
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

R 11 5
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

R 15 23
ESTAZOLAM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

R 21 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 22 19
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

23 52
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

24 70
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

25 47
FLURAZEPAM HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 27
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

28 37
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 29
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 24
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER

Used to treat insomnia (tro... +

Used to treat insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

R 10 32 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 31
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 97
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

39 40
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

41 22
SILENOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 42 61
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 75
ETODOLAC ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 105
DESVENLAFAXINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 10 45 65
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 39
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 47 44
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 79
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 8, 2007.
  • 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.