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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,049Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

68% of this provider’s 113 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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 *

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$1.27M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$962K

2016

Number of Claims

12,072

2014

13,725

2015

13,049

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
RISPERIDONE 1,003

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

P 1 5
SERTRALINE HCL 935

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

114

patients, 26% of all patients

2 7
OLANZAPINE 886

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

92

patients, 21% of all patients

P 3 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 764

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

P 4 1
MIRTAZAPINE 746

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

5 13
CLOZAPINE 611

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

P 6 9
LORAZEPAM 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

7 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

8 21
CLONAZEPAM 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
TRAZODONE HCL 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

10 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 10
HALOPERIDOL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
DOXEPIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

14 55
GABAPENTIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 23
RISPERDAL CONSTA 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 39
TEMAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

19 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
BUPROPION XL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 46
DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
LAMOTRIGINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
HYDROXYZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

28 43
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 59
PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 24
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 41
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 33 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 15
JANTOVEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 111
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 60
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 26
BUPROPION HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 38
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 41 33
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 42 127
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 Nov. 8, 2012.
  • 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.