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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 369

$4.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 369

1,409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 483 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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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

7% of this provider’s 483 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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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 *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$161 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$2.47M

2012

$3.21M

2013

$3.69M

2014

$4.44M

2015

Number of Claims

14,340

2012

21,723

2013

24,699

2014

27,589

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
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

1,585

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

315

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

1,562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

188

patients, 13% of all patients

P 2 9
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

200

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

1,266

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

165

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 16
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

1,065

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

172

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,037

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

P 6 22
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

955

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

P 7 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

R 8 14
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

147

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 9 30
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 10 50
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

763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

11 8
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

758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

757

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control). Source: National Library of Medicine

607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

15 56
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

16 2
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

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

R 17 12
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 37
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

443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

21 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 20
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

24 6
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

P 25 23
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

P 10 26 44
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 32
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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
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

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

29 41
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used... +

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

10 30 85
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

31 18
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
CLOZAPINE ODT 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 10 33 83
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

34 48
FAZACLO 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 10 35 93
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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

36 33
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

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

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

36 25
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

38 26
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

39 59
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

40 24
OLANZAPINE ODT 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 67
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

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 28
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

P 43 31
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

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

44 10
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

45 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

46 13
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

47 42
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

48 130
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

P 49 63
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 35
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

51 40
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 52 47
ZYPREXA RELPREVV 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 10 53 102
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 54 49
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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 55 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 56 46
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

57 88
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 58 104
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 36
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 60 55
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 61 34
LOXAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 61
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 57
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

R 64 39
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

R 65 54
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 66 92
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 161
CARBAMAZEPINE ER

Treats certain types of se... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 68 70
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

P 69 142
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 70 60
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 March 27, 2012.
  • 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.