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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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9,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

255 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

20 of this provider’s 42 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 255 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$889K

2014

$815K

2015

$686K

2016

Number of Claims

8,874

2014

8,398

2015

9,123

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
GABAPENTIN 729

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

81

patients, 32% of all patients

1 9
PRAZOSIN HCL 577

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

73

patients, 29% of all patients

10 2 37
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

<11 62

patients, 24% of all patients

3 20
SUBOXONE 510

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

4 29
LAMOTRIGINE 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
CLONIDINE HCL 441

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

6 27
CLONAZEPAM 441

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

6 1
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

57

patients, 22% of all patients

10 8 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

P 9 4
ALPRAZOLAM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

11 33
LORAZEPAM 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

12 2
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

P 13 38
MIRTAZAPINE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

15 5
ARIPIPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

P 16 15
TOPIRAMATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

17 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

18 22
DIAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

20 35
BUPROPION XL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

21 21
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

22 3
LITHIUM CARBONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 11
LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

25 102
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

10 26 59
BUPROPION HCL SR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 28 48
PILOCARPINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

28 76
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 30 18
LATUDA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 33 12
ROZEREM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

33 111
DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

35 47
CHANTIX 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

36 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
DOXEPIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 37 39
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 39 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

40 6
CLOZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 41 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 Oct. 3, 2017.
  • 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.