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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,418Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 205

$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 205

1,735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% 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

21% of this provider’s 552 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

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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

30% of this provider’s 552 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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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 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$17 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $32 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$535K

2012

$644K

2013

$588K

2014

$608K

2015

Number of Claims

16,877

2012

32,189

2013

34,664

2014

36,418

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

5,229

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,489

prescriptions.

710

patients, 41% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

2,801

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,114

prescriptions.

281

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,645

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

443

patients, 26% of all patients

3 2
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,085

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

300

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4 7
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,957

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

355

patients, 20% of all patients

5 11
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,803

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

262

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,776

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

348

patients, 20% of all patients

R 7 5
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

233

patients, 13% of all patients

10 8 10
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

229

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM

Treats anxiety, trouble sle... +

Treats anxiety, trouble sleeping, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and certain types of epilepsy (seizures). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

202

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10 25
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

187

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

209

patients, 12% of all patients

R 10 12 19
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

123

patients, 7% of all patients

R 10 13 23
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

156

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14 20
ESTAZOLAM 896

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

172

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15 18
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 8
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 19 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

R 20 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

21 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
THIOTHIXENE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

P 10 23 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

Nortriptyline is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

26 43
FLURAZEPAM HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

10 27 32
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 27
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 34
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

30 55
ROZEREM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

10 31 49
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

32 38
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

P 33 39
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

P 34 50
DESIPRAMINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

10 35 73
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

36 29
ZALEPLON 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

R 37 42
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

P 38 24
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 12
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 30
IMIPRAMINE HCL

Imipramine tablets and caps... +

Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 41 57
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

42 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

R 43 63
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 21
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 16
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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.