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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 238 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

33% of this provider’s 141 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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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 *

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$199 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$1.22M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$743K

2016

Number of Claims

6,945

2014

5,018

2015

3,735

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 226

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 215

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

5 16
BUPROPION XL 135

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

6 12
LATUDA 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 7 27
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

9 23
SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 32
RISPERIDONE 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 4
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
NUEDEXTA 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

14 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 14 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

19 38
ARIPIPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 8
FANAPT 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 21 68
OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 6
LAMOTRIGINE 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 7
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 40
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 34
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.