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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

42% of this provider’s 145 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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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 628 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.37M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

16,088

2014

15,726

2015

15,617

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
BUSPIRONE HCL 1,424

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

144

patients, 23% of all patients

10 1 23
SERTRALINE HCL 1,220

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
RISPERIDONE 1,108

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 4
LITHIUM CARBONATE 810

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

5 24
OLANZAPINE 749

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 6
CLONAZEPAM 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
TRAZODONE HCL 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

9 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
MIRTAZAPINE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
LORAZEPAM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 8
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 42
LAMOTRIGINE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
ALPRAZOLAM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
HALOPERIDOL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 26
PAROXETINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 47
DIAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
PERPHENAZINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 46
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 7
BUPROPION HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 57
LOXAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 100
VALPROIC ACID* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 106
THIORIDAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 22
HYDROXYZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 34 51
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 115
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 37 36
TOPIRAMATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 40 27
OLANZAPINE ODT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 76
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 42 45
NEFAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 44 163
PRAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 12
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.