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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 201 providers in this state and specialty

1,822 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 Puerto Rico
lower than average

Antipsychotics

24% of this provider’s 632 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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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

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

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $25 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$588K

2014

$608K

2015

$595K

2016

Number of Claims

34,664

2014

36,418

2015

37,814

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 5,531

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,751

prescriptions.

768

patients, 42% of all patients

1 1
TEMAZEPAM 3,038

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,026

prescriptions.

496

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
ALPRAZOLAM 2,891

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,217

prescriptions.

306

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
LORAZEPAM 2,261

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

308

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,845

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

268

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
TRAZODONE HCL 1,836

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

337

patients, 18% of all patients

6 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,718

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

289

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
PAROXETINE HCL 1,643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

239

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8 11
SERTRALINE HCL 1,633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

253

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
RISPERIDONE 1,405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

205

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 1,305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

216

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11 21
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 1,127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

167

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12 26
ESTAZOLAM 1,070

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

187

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 970

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

176

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14 20
DOXEPIN HCL 848

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 806

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

119

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
PERPHENAZINE 541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 19 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

10 21 40
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

22 42
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

23 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

24 22
ROZEREM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

10 25 45
THIOTHIXENE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

P 10 26 52
DULOXETINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

27 14
FLURAZEPAM HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

10 28 32
HALOPERIDOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

P 29 28
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

P 30 38
DIAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

31 37
BUPROPION HCL 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

32 51
DESIPRAMINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

10 33 71
OLANZAPINE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

P 34 23
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

P 35 36
LITHIUM CARBONATE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

36 30
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

P 37 53
BUPROPION XL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

38 10
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

39 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 40 27
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

41 35
ZALEPLON 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 1% of all patients

42 49
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

43 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 31
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

45 85
IMIPRAMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

45 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 47 19
OMEPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

48 44
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 25
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 9, 2007.
  • 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.