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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

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

98% 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

49% of this provider’s 493 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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$2.6M

2014

$2.12M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

18,856

2014

18,835

2015

17,362

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 1,784

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

247

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 1,654

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

221

patients, 29% of all patients

2 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,113

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

175

patients, 23% of all patients

3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 1,054

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

4 3
SERTRALINE HCL 976

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
RISPERIDONE 950

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

P 6 9
LORAZEPAM 847

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

P 8 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 692

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

9 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

P 10 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

11 26
MIRTAZAPINE 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
BUPROPION XL 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
SEROQUEL XR 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 24
TEMAZEPAM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
DULOXETINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
PAROXETINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
OLANZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
NAMENDA XR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 39
LATUDA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 23
PERPHENAZINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 46
EXELON 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 63
VIIBRYD 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 58
LAMOTRIGINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 17
MEMANTINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 34
CLOZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 32 33
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 64
RIVASTIGMINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 67
BUPROPION HCL SR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

35 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 29
PRISTIQ 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 38 44
TRINTELLIX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 87
BRINTELLIX 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 101
OXCARBAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 38
BELSOMRA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 130
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 Dec. 15, 2014.
  • 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.