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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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9,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

$963K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1616 providers in this state and specialty

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

26% of this provider’s 389 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

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

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$963K

2016

Number of Claims

9,335

2014

9,426

2015

9,140

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
NAMENDA XR 784

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

1 29
TRAZODONE HCL 567

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

127

patients, 28% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

3 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 458

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

5 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 441

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

6 12
MIRTAZAPINE 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
BUPROPION XL 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

8 11
SERTRALINE HCL 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
LORAZEPAM 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

10 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 8
DULOXETINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

14 23
LAMOTRIGINE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 1
RISPERIDONE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 4
PAROXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
SEROQUEL XR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 16
ESZOPICLONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 93
EXELON 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

23 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 19
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 25 13
ZALEPLON 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

26 135
LATUDA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 31
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 35
RIVASTIGMINE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 78
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 36
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 Feb. 8, 2008.
  • 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.