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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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10,514Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 840 providers in this state and specialty

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

54% 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 43%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 512 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

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$595K

2014

$626K

2015

$783K

2016

Number of Claims

7,836

2014

8,047

2015

10,514

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
CLONAZEPAM 707

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

114

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 609

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

2 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

3 23
TRAZODONE HCL 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

P 5 2
RISPERIDONE 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 4
ALPRAZOLAM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
DULOXETINE HCL 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
LORAZEPAM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
LAMOTRIGINE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
TOPIRAMATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
BUPROPION XL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 28
MIRTAZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 6
PERPHENAZINE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 35
CLOZAPINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
OLANZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 12
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 71
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 50
SUBOXONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 53
LOXAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 57
LATUDA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 33
DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 105
VIIBRYD 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
HALOPERIDOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 27
INVEGA SUSTENNA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 36
ZALEPLON 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 88
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 5% of all patients

41 61
CARBAMAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 42
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. 15, 2015.
  • 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.