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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 261

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 261

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

55% of this provider’s 115 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

23% of this provider’s 115 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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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

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$1.39M

2012

$1.52M

2013

$1.4M

2014

$1.08M

2015

Number of Claims

12,674

2012

16,922

2013

16,984

2014

15,651

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
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,260

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

147

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
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

1,026

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

P 2 1
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

972

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

152

patients, 29% of all patients

3 5
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

864

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 4
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

787

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 31
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

614

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

8 14
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

P 9 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

R 10 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 28
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

361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
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

316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
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

315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 17
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

298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 24
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

18 41
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
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

278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
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

235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 9
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

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 15
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 54
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 11
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 12
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

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

R 29 58
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 63
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 59
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 36 50
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 37 53
LOXAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 65
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 27
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

R 41 42
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 70
NALTREXONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 81
THIORIDAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P R 44 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 47
RISPERIDONE ODT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 120
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 122
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 48 23
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 101
THIOTHIXENE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 128
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 50 22
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 39
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 52 33
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 20, 2016.
  • 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.