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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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12,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 446 providers in this state and specialty

$940K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 446 providers in this state and specialty

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

35% of this provider’s 226 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

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 12%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $105 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$1.06M

2014

$999K

2015

$940K

2016

Number of Claims

11,733

2014

12,779

2015

12,864

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,180

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

150

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 838

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
DULOXETINE HCL 688

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 599

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

P 4 4
TRAZODONE HCL 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
MIRTAZAPINE 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
LAMOTRIGINE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
LORAZEPAM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
BUPROPION XL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
GABAPENTIN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
RISPERIDONE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 8
DIAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
TOPIRAMATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

21 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
OLANZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 16
LOXAPINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 78
TEMAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 13
OXCARBAZEPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 46
LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 69
PERPHENAZINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 54
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
PRISTIQ 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 41
LATUDA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 30
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
VIIBRYD 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 60
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 48
SEROQUEL XR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 79
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 53
CARBAMAZEPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 57
FANAPT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 22
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 66
HALOPERIDOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 24
MODAFINIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 48 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 49 44
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 40
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 68
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 7, 2009.
  • 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.