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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

1,213 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

32% of this provider’s 316 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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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 *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$923K

2014

$965K

2015

$715K

2016

Number of Claims

22,185

2014

24,734

2015

25,439

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
CLONAZEPAM 4,873

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

696

patients, 57% of all patients

1 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 2,910

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

400

patients, 33% of all patients

10 2 13
ALPRAZOLAM 2,239

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

292

patients, 24% of all patients

3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,732

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

245

patients, 20% of all patients

P 4 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
SERTRALINE HCL 1,240

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

204

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
TEMAZEPAM 1,174

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

168

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
BUPROPION XL 1,100

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
PAROXETINE HCL 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
ESTAZOLAM 729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10 17
RISPERIDONE 677

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

13 34
LORAZEPAM 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

14 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 27
TRAZODONE HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

16 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

17 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

18 15
DULOXETINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

19 14
OLANZAPINE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

P 20 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
MIRTAZAPINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

22 16
OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

23 44
RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

24 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 19
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 38
DOXEPIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

27 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

28 29
SEROQUEL XR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 48
HALOPERIDOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 28
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 31 36
GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

32 33
LAMOTRIGINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 33 25
PAROXETINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 39
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

37 22
THIORIDAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 38 56
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 39 30
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 March 1, 2012.
  • 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.