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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,181Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 178

$3.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 178

1,064 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

64% of this provider’s 138 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 49%.

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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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 138 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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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 *

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$211 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.29M

2012

$2.03M

2013

$3.5M

2014

$3.83M

2015

Number of Claims

10,422

2012

16,586

2013

17,144

2014

18,181

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,217

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

248

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,071

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

267

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

717

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

178

patients, 17% of all patients

6 20
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 11
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

P 10 8 26
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

9 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

R 10 11 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

R 12 5
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

P 13 33
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 15 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 22
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

17 15
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

P 20 27
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

21 21
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

P 25 29
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

P 27 36
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

R 29 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

32 13
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 40
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

36 69
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

R 36 50
SAPHRIS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 62
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 38
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 43
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 56
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 23
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 45 41
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 46 44
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

47 47
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 54
ABILIFY MAINTENA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 50 66
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
OLANZAPINE ODT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 57
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 71
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 48
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 82
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 35
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 49
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 60 53
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 60 59
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 14, 2016.
  • 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.