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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,856Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$586K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
87 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$653K

2014

$563K

2015

$586K

2016

Number of Claims

9,018

2014

5,613

2015

5,856

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
TRAZODONE HCL 376

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 23% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 21% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 341

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P
TOPIRAMATE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OLANZAPINE 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 13% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 14% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PAROXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NALTREXONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRAZOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 13% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
VIIBRYD 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERDAL CONSTA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 20, 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.