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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

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

95% 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

49% of this provider’s 500 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

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 *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

12,194

2014

14,160

2015

16,667

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 921

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

1 27
CLONAZEPAM 841

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 832

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 2
NAMENDA XR 814

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

4 29
SERTRALINE HCL 768

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
RISPERIDONE 759

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 4
OLANZAPINE 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 6
MIRTAZAPINE 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
TRAZODONE HCL 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
LORAZEPAM 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
PAROXETINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

17 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
ALPRAZOLAM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
BUPROPION XL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
HALOPERIDOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 15
DULOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
SEROQUEL XR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 37
MEMANTINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
LAMOTRIGINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 61
LITHIUM CARBONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 30
GABAPENTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
CLOZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 18
EXELON 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 53
TRINTELLIX 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 67
RIVASTIGMINE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

37 78
PERPHENAZINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 46
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 39 41
AMANTADINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 62
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 41 73
NUEDEXTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 42 64
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 58
INVEGA SUSTENNA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 39
BRINTELLIX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 85
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 45
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 47 72
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 Aug. 28, 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.