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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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6,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$267K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 304 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

58% of this provider’s 303 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 402 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 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$40 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

$380K

2014

$352K

2015

$267K

2016

Number of Claims

7,436

2014

8,036

2015

6,667

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 807

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

112

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
OLANZAPINE 604

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

93

patients, 23% of all patients

P 2 6
RISPERIDONE 598

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

P 3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 581

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

P 4 2
SERTRALINE HCL 568

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

5 3
LORAZEPAM 432

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

6 14
MIRTAZAPINE 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

9 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

10 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 8
DULOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

14 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

16 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
MEMANTINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 36
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 5
CLOZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 20 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 22 29
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 23 28
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 24 25
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 May 21, 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.