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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2014

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 584

$3.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 584

1,397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
Lower avg

Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,397 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug , compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 3,013 claims for patients 65 and older were for a potentially inappropriate drug , compared to an average of 6%.

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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 14%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$5.35M

2012

$4.8M

2013

$3.12M

2014

Number of Claims

38,516

2012

37,823

2013

24,688

2014

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

3,443

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

370

patients, 26% of all patients

P 10 1 11
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,457

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

386

patients, 28% of all patients

P 10 2 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

247

patients, 18% of all patients

3 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,312

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

242

patients, 17% of all patients

R 4 9
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

977

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE

Haloperidol injection and h... +

Haloperidol injection and haloperidol extended-release injection are used to treat schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 6 36
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

145

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
CLOZAPINE ODT 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 8 42
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

P 10 9 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 2
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 11 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 3
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

14 27
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 8
VALPROIC ACID

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

10 16 56
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

P 10 17 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

18 69
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 3% of all patients

19 82
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

20 6
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

21 1
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

P 22 30
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 47
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 74
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

25 10
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

P 10 26 67
FAZACLO 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

P 27 54
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

28 18
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

28 59
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 2% of all patients

28 72
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 2% of all patients

31 80
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 2% of all patients

33 86
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

P 34 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

R 35 22
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

P 36 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 58
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

38 7
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

39 32
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 107
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 3% of all patients

42 112
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 93
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

44 129
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 1% of all patients

45 40
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 91
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 1% of all patients

47 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 108
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

49 113
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 110
FAMOTIDINE

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

51 135
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 37
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 34
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 88
VALPROIC ACID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 97
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

56 24
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 147
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 59 78
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 60 127
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 45
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 61 122
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 50
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 64 79
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 65 118
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 May 16, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.