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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$4.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

982 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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

62% of this provider’s 765 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

4% of this provider’s 982 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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 *

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$150 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$5.18M

2014

$6.17M

2015

$4.22M

2016

Number of Claims

25,138

2014

28,670

2015

28,175

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
ALPRAZOLAM 6,313

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

4,622

prescriptions.

737

patients, 75% of all patients

10 1 2
SERTRALINE HCL 2,173

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,692

prescriptions.

335

patients, 34% of all patients

2 6
NAMENDA XR 2,062

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,692

prescriptions.

340

patients, 35% of all patients

3 40
ARIPIPRAZOLE 1,944

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,422

prescriptions.

342

patients, 35% of all patients

P 10 4 16
SEROQUEL XR 1,848

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,238

prescriptions.

295

patients, 30% of all patients

P 10 5 24
TEMAZEPAM 1,764

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,478

prescriptions.

285

patients, 29% of all patients

6 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

7 7
CLONAZEPAM 1,202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

8 1
DULOXETINE HCL 1,078

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

9 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,043

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

10 15
MEMANTINE HCL 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

11 34
TRAZODONE HCL 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
LORAZEPAM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
PAROXETINE HCL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

14 22
MIRTAZAPINE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
BUPROPION XL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
EXELON 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

17 63
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 18 62
RIVASTIGMINE* 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

19 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 10
ABILIFY 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 23 108
FETZIMA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

10 24 93
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 26 149
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

27 64
OLANZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 28 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 4
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

30 114
VIIBRYD 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 58
GABAPENTIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

32 30
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 131
PRISTIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

34 44
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 176
OMEPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 37 23
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 39 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 25
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 41 17
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 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.