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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 75 providers in this state and specialty

$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 75 providers in this state and specialty

116 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 Hawaii
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

18 of this provider’s 51 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

48% of this provider’s 116 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$637K

2014

$578K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

3,982

2014

3,926

2015

3,883

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
OXYCODONE HCL 307

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 35
DIAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 24% of all patients

2 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 20% of all patients

P 4 7
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 14% of all patients

P 6 1
MORPHINE SULFATE 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 8 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 16% of all patients

9 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% of all patients

10 16
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 11% of all patients

11 2
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 12 22
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 13 34
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 11% of all patients

14 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 55
RISPERIDONE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 16 4
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 17 15
FENTANYL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O 18 57
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 19 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 20 20
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 21 62
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 22 64
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 23 18
SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 24 8
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 5
OXYCONTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 68
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 27 14
METHADONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 27 69
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 23, 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.