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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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11,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$534K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% 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

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$667K

2014

$629K

2015

$534K

2016

Number of Claims

11,185

2014

10,878

2015

11,459

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
ALPRAZOLAM 805

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

1 7
GABAPENTIN 764

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

127

patients, 23% of all patients

2 20
CLONAZEPAM 754

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
BUPROPION HCL SR 628

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

4 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 590

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

P 5 2
LORAZEPAM 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
DULOXETINE HCL 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 47

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
RISPERIDONE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 4
TRAZODONE HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

13 3
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 30
MIRTAZAPINE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
TOPIRAMATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

16 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 45
PAROXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
LAMOTRIGINE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
HALOPERIDOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
OLANZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 12
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 6% of all patients

P 24 47
DOXEPIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 43

patients, 8% of all patients

25 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

26 19
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 8% of all patients

27 32
ARIPIPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 10
PERPHENAZINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 35
DIAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 5% of all patients

33 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 35 25
LATUDA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 28
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 39 40
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 40 49
CARISOPRODOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 129
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 29
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 44 72
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 Feb. 26, 2009.
  • 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.