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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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7,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 2022 providers in this state and specialty

269 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

36 of this provider’s 72 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 269 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 269 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$642K

2014

$783K

2015

$829K

2016

Number of Claims

5,642

2014

5,994

2015

7,088

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 484

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
MIRTAZAPINE 419

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

3 16
ALPRAZOLAM 357

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

4 13
SERTRALINE HCL 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
LORAZEPAM 324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
RISPERIDONE 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 4
TRAZODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

9 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

10 24
ARIPIPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

12 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
SEROQUEL XR 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
LATUDA 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P 16 27
DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
OLANZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
LAMOTRIGINE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 22 29
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 31
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 24 26
SAPHRIS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 26 19
FANAPT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 27 68
INVEGA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 88
BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 29 12
STRATTERA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 130
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 34
FETZIMA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 32 86
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 Nov. 3, 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.