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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

955 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

24% of this provider’s 606 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

3% of this provider’s 955 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 *

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$719K

2016

Number of Claims

13,329

2014

15,520

2015

14,978

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
CLONAZEPAM 1,992

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,372

prescriptions.

494

patients, 52% of all patients

1 1
TEMAZEPAM 1,493

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

323

patients, 34% of all patients

2 8
MEMANTINE HCL 1,300

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,142

prescriptions.

310

patients, 32% of all patients

3 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,285

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

266

patients, 28% of all patients

4 14
TRAZODONE HCL 1,161

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

265

patients, 28% of all patients

5 3
ALPRAZOLAM 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
RISPERIDONE 624

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 9
MIRTAZAPINE 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

8 11
BUPROPION XL 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

10 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

11 26
DULOXETINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

12 13
LORAZEPAM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

13 5
NAMENDA XR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

14 40
ARIPIPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 16
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

16 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

18 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
LAMOTRIGINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

20 17
OLANZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
LATUDA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 37
HALOPERIDOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 31
OXCARBAZEPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 26 32
SEROQUEL XR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 24
GABAPENTIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

29 91
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 22
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 30 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 32 10
BUPROPION HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 48
LISINOPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 35 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 4
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 Jan. 15, 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.