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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,670Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 850

$6.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 850

1,102 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

70% of this provider’s 853 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 1,102 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 853 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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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 *

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$215 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$2.78M

2012

$3.89M

2013

$5.18M

2014

$6.17M

2015

Number of Claims

12,221

2012

22,015

2013

25,138

2014

28,670

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

5,646

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

4,092

prescriptions.

715

patients, 65% of all patients

10 1 2
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

2,205

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,643

prescriptions.

365

patients, 33% of all patients

2 6
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

1,881

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,273

prescriptions.

432

patients, 39% of all patients

P 10 3 23
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

1,864

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,242

prescriptions.

363

patients, 33% of all patients

P 10 4 22
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

1,828

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,434

prescriptions.

312

patients, 28% of all patients

5 7
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

1,204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

195

patients, 18% of all patients

R 6 13
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

1,193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

979

prescriptions.

291

patients, 26% of all patients

7 37
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

1,173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

174

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
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

1,093

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

9 14
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,049

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

10 1
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

846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

223

patients, 20% of all patients

11 41
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

261

patients, 24% of all patients

P 10 12 28
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

13 44
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 16 64
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

440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

18 3
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

19 53
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
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

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
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

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 10
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 62
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

25 59
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

26 133
CALCIPOTRIENE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

27 160
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

28 177
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 100
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

30 67
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

30 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 R 32 17
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 79
FETZIMA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 107
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 R 36 45
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

36 98
BUDESONIDE EC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

38 189
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 159
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 158
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 40 49
RIVASTIGMINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

42 149
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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 4
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 20
ACITRETIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

45 201
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 46 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 47 25
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

47 93
BRINTELLIX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 47 73
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 Feb. 26, 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.