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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 631 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

47% of this provider’s 134 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 595 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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%.

Prescription Price

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

11,237

2014

12,642

2015

10,839

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
CLOZAPINE 919

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

P 1 13
OLANZAPINE 643

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

P 2 11
RISPERIDONE 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

P 3 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 4
SERTRALINE HCL 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
TRAZODONE HCL 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
CLONAZEPAM 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
LORAZEPAM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

11 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

10 13 48
LAMOTRIGINE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
OXCARBAZEPINE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
BUPROPION XL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
HALOPERIDOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 31
CLONIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 32
INVEGA SUSTENNA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 49
SEROQUEL XR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 46
MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

10 28 59
PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
SUBOXONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 29
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 50
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 38
DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
NALTREXONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 72
LATUDA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 44
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 43
PERPHENAZINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 60
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 20
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 10
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 42
GLYCOPYRROLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 77
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 41
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 50 51
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.