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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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10,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 256 providers in this state and specialty

913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

80% of this provider’s 131 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 913 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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$164 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.17M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

8,816

2014

10,256

2015

10,157

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,334

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

311

patients, 34% of all patients

10 1 17
TRAZODONE HCL 886

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

227

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
RISPERIDONE 591

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 9
HALOPERIDOL 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

5 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
INVEGA SUSTENNA 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 45
SERTRALINE HCL 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 8 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
MIRTAZAPINE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
OLANZAPINE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

15 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
ARIPIPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 15
PALIPERIDONE ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 69
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 28
DOXEPIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 3% of all patients

21 39
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
OXCARBAZEPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

24 30
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 43
LATUDA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 32
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 59
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
RISPERDAL CONSTA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 51
LITHIUM CARBONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
GABAPENTIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
CARBAMAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 52
SAPHRIS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 34 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 13
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 8, 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.