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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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13,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% 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

65% of this provider’s 116 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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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 *

11% 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

$135 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.58M

2015

$1.81M

2016

Number of Claims

11,510

2014

11,063

2015

13,415

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 1,078

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 753

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

2 18
RISPERIDONE 742

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 9
TRAZODONE HCL 735

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
CLOZAPINE 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

P 5 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

6 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 4
HALOPERIDOL 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
LAMOTRIGINE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 35
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 32
LORAZEPAM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
SEROQUEL XR 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
CARBAMAZEPINE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 49
OLANZAPINE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 6
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

21 39
INVEGA SUSTENNA 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 45
TOPIRAMATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 43

patients, 7% of all patients

23 36
PAROXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 10 26 77
BUPROPION XL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
MIRTAZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

29 7
DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
PRAZOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 23
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

35 30
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 43
OXCARBAZEPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 2
PERPHENAZINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 42
DOXEPIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 41
RISPERDAL CONSTA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 68
LATUDA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 37
ABILIFY MAINTENA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 81
DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 45 28
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 137
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 50 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 52 47
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 Nov. 15, 2011.
  • 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.