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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,906Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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.

57 of this provider’s 86 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

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 *

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$981K

2016

Number of Claims

9,223

2014

8,926

2015

8,906

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

1 9
CLONAZEPAM 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
RISPERIDONE 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 4
OLANZAPINE 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 12
LORAZEPAM 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
ALPRAZOLAM 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 2
GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

8 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
CLOZAPINE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 12 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

14 24
DOXEPIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

14 39
TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

16 3
DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
PERPHENAZINE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 35
HALOPERIDOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 27
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 9% of all patients

20 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
INVEGA SUSTENNA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 28
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

24 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
LAMOTRIGINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 13
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 74
BUPROPION XL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 50
OXCARBAZEPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

29 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 51
LITHIUM CARBONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 35 41
TRINTELLIX 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 77
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
RISPERDAL CONSTA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 59
REXULTI 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 40 75
SEROQUEL XR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 37
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 72
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 31
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 45
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 46 46
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 48 56
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 Sept. 16, 2013.
  • 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.