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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1965

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1965

845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

56% of this provider’s 536 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

21% of this provider’s 536 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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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 *

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.63M

2012

$1.41M

2013

$1.5M

2014

$1.54M

2015

Number of Claims

11,790

2012

14,469

2013

16,367

2014

15,727

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,639

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,039

prescriptions.

225

patients, 27% of all patients

P 10 1 6
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,115

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

227

patients, 27% of all patients

2 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

930

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 1
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

927

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 4
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

819

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

P 5 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

741

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

6 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

R 7 20
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

9 30
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

10 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

R 11 7
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 36
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 3
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
OLANZAPINE ODT 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 15 43
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 9
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 26
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 25 46
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 31
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
RISPERIDONE ODT 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 10 28 112
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 16
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 34
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 56
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 33 53
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 34 32
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 86
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 12
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 R 40 42
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 33
FAZACLO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 44 198
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 77
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 10
SAPHRIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 65
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 17, 2010.
  • 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.