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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,248Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 40

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 40

366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

60% of this provider’s 127 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

13 of this provider’s 127 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

41 of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs *

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$147 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.24M

2012

$1.38M

2013

$1.4M

2014

$1.8M

2015

Number of Claims

8,474

2012

10,200

2013

10,749

2014

12,248

2015

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

765

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

118

patients, 32% of all patients

1 8
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

661

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

103

patients, 28% of all patients

2 6
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

87

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
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

453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

P 7 12
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

9 9
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
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

297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 1
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

12 27
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

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

224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 13 39
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

220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

R 14 14
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

P 15 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 22
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

P 18 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

P 20 38
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

21 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

R 22 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
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

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

24 48
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 20
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

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

26 31
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

27 17
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

28 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 10
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

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 30 36
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

31 49
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
OLANZAPINE ODT 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

P 33 46
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

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

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 24
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

36 25
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 38 45
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

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 37
LOXAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 53
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as ... +

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 43
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 54
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 55
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 43 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

R 45 44
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE

The combination is used as ... +

The combination is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 46 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 47 58
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 60
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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

49 13
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 50 63
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

R 51 50
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

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 52 32
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 53 66
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 54 41
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 55 67
ROZEREM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 57 71
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 58 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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 May 1, 2017.
  • 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.