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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,203 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

32% of this provider’s 837 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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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 *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.42M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

25,432

2014

26,350

2015

23,710

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 2,537

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,792

prescriptions.

448

patients, 37% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 2,151

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,488

prescriptions.

279

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
TEMAZEPAM 2,103

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,490

prescriptions.

339

patients, 28% of all patients

3 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,706

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,401

prescriptions.

250

patients, 21% of all patients

4 7
TRAZODONE HCL 1,213

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
MIRTAZAPINE 1,166

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
LORAZEPAM 855

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 845

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 4
SERTRALINE HCL 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
PAROXETINE HCL 751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
BUPROPION XL 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

14 26
DULOXETINE HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
OLANZAPINE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
RISPERIDONE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
SEROQUEL XR 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 24
HALOPERIDOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 31
MEMANTINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

26 34
LAMOTRIGINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

27 17
DOXEPIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

28 41
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

30 29
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

31 60
LITHIUM CARBONATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

32 35
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

33 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 42
DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

35 28
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 36 43
BELSOMRA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

37 130
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 62
GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 30
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 40 32
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 64
CLOZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 42 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 23
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 April 12, 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.