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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Mental Health Counselor

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,244Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,037 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$430K

2014

$400K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

19,131

2014

22,327

2015

24,244

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CLONAZEPAM 4,468

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

506

patients, 49% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 2,638

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

401

patients, 39% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 2,248

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

232

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 1,492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

208

patients, 20% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 1,378

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

206

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 1,189

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 1,128

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 829

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

ESTAZOLAM 799

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLURAZEPAM HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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.