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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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7,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
8% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 231 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$407K

2014

$466K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

5,001

2014

6,121

2015

7,257

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
CLONIDINE HCL 618

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

80

patients, 35% of all patients

1 27
CLONAZEPAM 497

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

67

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
LAMOTRIGINE 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

62

patients, 27% of all patients

3 7
MIRTAZAPINE 394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

4 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

P 5 4
SUBOXONE 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 13% of all patients

6 29
LORAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
TRAZODONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
BUPROPION XL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

10 21
SERTRALINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

11 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
OLANZAPINE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

P 14 15
GABAPENTIN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

17 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

18 22
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

19 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
RISPERIDONE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 8
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

22 40
BUPROPION HCL SR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
HALOPERIDOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 31
DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
PRAZOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

27 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 38
OXCARBAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

29 33
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 43
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 33 51
ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 44
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 Oct. 22, 2015.
  • 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.