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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$362K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 188 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

16% of this provider’s 343 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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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 *

9% 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

$59 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

$380K

2014

$418K

2015

$362K

2016

Number of Claims

5,050

2014

5,631

2015

6,107

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
BUPROPION XL 574

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

1 12
CLONAZEPAM 545

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

108

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 538

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

98

patients, 25% of all patients

3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

4 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

5 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
SERTRALINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
DULOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
LAMOTRIGINE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

11 27
TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

12 3
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

13 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 4
MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 20 9
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

21 28
DOXEPIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 41
SEROQUEL XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 24
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 25 25
GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 16
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 28 51
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. 18, 2015.
  • 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.