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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,922Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$599K

2014

$532K

2015

$532K

2016

Number of Claims

6,641

2014

7,093

2015

6,922

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.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ALPRAZOLAM 557

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 525

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 452

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PRAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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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 Aug. 14, 2012.
  • 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.