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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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8,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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 Hampshire
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

39 of this provider’s 91 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

0% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$402K

2014

$575K

2015

$612K

2016

Number of Claims

4,942

2014

7,925

2015

8,979

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 571

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

P 1 3
CLONAZEPAM 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
BUPROPION XL 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

3 9
TRAZODONE HCL 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
LORAZEPAM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
DULOXETINE HCL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

6 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
OLANZAPINE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
MIRTAZAPINE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
CLOZAPINE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 16 5
RISPERIDONE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
LAMOTRIGINE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
TOPIRAMATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
PRAZOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 31
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

25 39
BUPROPION HCL SR 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
PAROXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 49
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 35
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 37 34
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 June 3, 2016.
  • 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.