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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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16,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

$195K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 377 out of 881 providers in this state and specialty

1,271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

38% of this provider’s 1,096 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 34%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 1,271 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,271 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$11 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$368K

2014

$348K

2015

$195K

2016

Number of Claims

18,090

2014

18,675

2015

16,986

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 3,074

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

2,233

prescriptions.

348

patients, 27% of all patients

P 10 1 4
CLONAZEPAM 1,183

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

200

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
RISPERIDONE 981

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

161

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 9
LAMOTRIGINE 969

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

4 17
MIRTAZAPINE 956

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

345

patients, 27% of all patients

5 11
TEMAZEPAM 869

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

203

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
SERTRALINE HCL 852

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

184

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
ALPRAZOLAM 838

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 745

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

269

patients, 21% of all patients

9 7
DULOXETINE HCL 729

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

206

patients, 16% of all patients

10 13
TRAZODONE HCL 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

179

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
OLANZAPINE 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 21
LORAZEPAM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
PAROXETINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
ESTAZOLAM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

18 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

19 20
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
BUPROPION XL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

22 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 24 16
CLOZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 33
BUPROPION HCL SR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

26 25
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

27 73
OXCARBAZEPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

28 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

29 15
SEROQUEL XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 24
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 31
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 Aug. 29, 2011.
  • 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.