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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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22,690Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 180 providers in this state and specialty

1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

42% of this provider’s 363 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

5% of this provider’s 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.96M

2014

$2M

2015

$1.91M

2016

Number of Claims

17,648

2014

19,722

2015

22,690

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 2,327

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

300

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 1,246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

220

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 1,168

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

10 3 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 930

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 4
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 902

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5 23
MIRTAZAPINE 886

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

213

patients, 21% of all patients

6 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

7 19
LORAZEPAM 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
DULOXETINE HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
TRAZODONE HCL 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
DOXEPIN HCL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

11 39
ARIPIPRAZOLE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 12
DIAZEPAM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

13 30
OLANZAPINE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

16 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

17 5
IMIPRAMINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

10 18 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

19 40
RISPERIDONE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 6
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

21 61
TOPIRAMATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
SERTRALINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 59
LATUDA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 34
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 57
BUPROPION XL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
VYVANSE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

10 31 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
PAROXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

34 48
LYRICA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 85
TEMAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

37 63
NUVIGIL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

10 38 91
LITHIUM CARBONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
LAMOTRIGINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 8
GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 80
HALOPERIDOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 27
LISINOPRIL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

45 77
PRISTIQ 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 47
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

50 64
MEMANTINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
PALIPERIDONE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 52 67
SUBOXONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 41
ARMODAFINIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

10 54 123
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 75
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 62
NAMZARIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

56 94
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 58 125
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

58 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 73
ESZOPICLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 90
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 89
STRATTERA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 62 101
NUEDEXTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 76
VIIBRYD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 65 54
PHENOBARBITAL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 132
SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 67 133
BELSOMRA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 103
NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 66
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 82
CARBAMAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 95
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 32
AMITIZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 137
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 25
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 76 107
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 March 17, 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.