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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$374K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$562K

2014

$542K

2015

$374K

2016

Number of Claims

6,087

2014

6,292

2015

5,558

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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 350

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 336

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

60

patients, 21% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
TOPIRAMATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
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. 22, 2008.
  • 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.