Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

13,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

28% of this provider’s 737 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Opioids

0% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$953K

2014

$838K

2015

$666K

2016

Number of Claims

14,630

2014

14,278

2015

13,498

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 1,472

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,241

prescriptions.

227

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
CLONAZEPAM 1,383

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

200

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
TEMAZEPAM 1,262

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

983

prescriptions.

209

patients, 23% of all patients

3 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 681

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

5 14
LORAZEPAM 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 4
BUPROPION XL 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
TRAZODONE HCL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
SERTRALINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

10 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
PAROXETINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

12 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

14 26
DULOXETINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
ARIPIPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 16
RISPERIDONE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 9
MIRTAZAPINE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

19 10
PERPHENAZINE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 46
BUPROPION HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 48
OLANZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 21
MEMANTINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

23 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
SEROQUEL XR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
NUEDEXTA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 29
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 32 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 33 42
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 34 17
PAROXETINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 133
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Oct. 17, 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.