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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$458K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

30 of this provider’s 62 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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 281 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$602K

2014

$534K

2015

$458K

2016

Number of Claims

7,388

2014

6,829

2015

6,166

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
LAMOTRIGINE 387

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

1 8
TRAZODONE HCL 330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
CLONAZEPAM 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

5 22
OLANZAPINE 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

7 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

8 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
RISPERIDONE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

P 11 12
MIRTAZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

12 17
GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 12% of all patients

13 13
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

14 1
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

16 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

17 18
CLOZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 18 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

19 34
ARIPIPRAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 15
TOPIRAMATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
HALOPERIDOL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 38
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 41
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 25
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

27 5
CARBAMAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

28 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 14
BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 61
BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 9
OXCARBAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 36
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 June 13, 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.