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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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8,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

26 of this provider’s 66 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$825K

2014

$758K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

7,666

2014

8,113

2015

8,008

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
RISPERIDONE 441

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

P 1 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 429

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
CLONAZEPAM 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

5 14
CLOZAPINE 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 6 17
LORAZEPAM 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
TRAZODONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
PAROXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

10 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

11 23
ALPRAZOLAM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
OLANZAPINE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 12
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
MIRTAZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

19 22
LAMOTRIGINE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 28
PERPHENAZINE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 35
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
INVEGA SUSTENNA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 36
TOPIRAMATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
HALOPERIDOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 27
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
CARBAMAZEPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 30 42
DOXEPIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

33 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 46
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 47
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 38 18
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 39 49
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 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.