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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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15,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

42% of this provider’s 177 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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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

2% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.84M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

15,638

2014

15,431

2015

15,114

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
ALPRAZOLAM 2,444

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

255

patients, 40% of all patients

1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,168

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

150

patients, 24% of all patients

2 12
TRAZODONE HCL 917

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 808

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

P 4 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

P 5 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

6 10
CLONAZEPAM 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
DULOXETINE HCL 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
OLANZAPINE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 11 16
LORAZEPAM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
HALOPERIDOL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 13 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 26
LAMOTRIGINE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
SERTRALINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 5
TEMAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 41
MIRTAZAPINE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
LATUDA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 32
RISPERIDONE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
DIAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 13
SUBOXONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 36
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 47
PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 23
BUPROPION XL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 54
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 93
TOPIRAMATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
PRISTIQ 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 44
ESZOPICLONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 71
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 42
SEROQUEL XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 40
DOXEPIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 40 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 28
VIIBRYD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 67
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 81
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 April 4, 2018.
  • 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.