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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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7,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

$393K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 97 providers in this state and specialty

232 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% 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 Rhode Island
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

34 of this provider’s 73 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 232 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 232 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$594K

2014

$472K

2015

$393K

2016

Number of Claims

6,996

2014

7,056

2015

7,143

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
LORAZEPAM 563

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

65

patients, 28% of all patients

1 5
RISPERIDONE 523

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

P 2 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

3 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 405

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 3
CLONAZEPAM 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

7 24
SERTRALINE HCL 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
OLANZAPINE 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 11
PAROXETINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

10 26
TRAZODONE HCL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

11 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 16
LAMOTRIGINE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
TOPIRAMATE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

15 6
MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
THIORIDAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 71
HALOPERIDOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 30
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 21 59
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 34
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 24 67
OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 25 60
DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 26 31
CARBAMAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 27 63
THIOTHIXENE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 87
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 47
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.