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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 592

$878K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 592

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

67% of this provider’s 176 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 39%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 176 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.12M

2012

$915K

2013

$938K

2014

$878K

2015

Number of Claims

9,520

2012

11,091

2013

9,573

2014

8,473

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
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

806

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

133

patients, 32% of all patients

P 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

688

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

115

patients, 27% of all patients

2 4
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

639

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

P 10 3 40
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 500

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

P 10 4 41
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

499

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

482

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

6 14
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

8 20
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

P 9 23
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

R 11 9
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

13 19
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

14 32
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 30
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
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

129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

17 6
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

P 18 56
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 19 36
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

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

20 67
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 21 13
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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 80
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

R 24 130
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

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 35
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 26 113
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 27 61
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 28 1
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 July 9, 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.