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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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9,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

23% of this provider’s 354 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$984K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$888K

2016

Number of Claims

8,257

2014

9,330

2015

9,503

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 677

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
DULOXETINE HCL 570

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

2 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 558

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

3 19
ALPRAZOLAM 514

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

4 13
LAMOTRIGINE 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

5 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
BUPROPION XL 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
TRAZODONE HCL 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

9 23
PRISTIQ 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10 44
MIRTAZAPINE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

P 12 2
LORAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
ARIPIPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 8
RISPERIDONE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
PAROXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 16
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 73
DIAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
SEROQUEL XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 12
OLANZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 6
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 29 30
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 56
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 Jan. 10, 2011.
  • 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.