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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

26% of this provider’s 150 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 769 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.04M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

9,144

2014

11,110

2015

12,820

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,061

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 1,048

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

208

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 698

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
DULOXETINE HCL 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
BUPROPION XL 559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

5 19
LORAZEPAM 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 4
DIAZEPAM 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

8 26
ARIPIPRAZOLE 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 11
LAMOTRIGINE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

12 18
TOPIRAMATE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 31
SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
LATUDA 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
PRAZOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
MIRTAZAPINE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
RISPERIDONE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 9
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
OLANZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 13
TEMAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 37
PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 43
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
ESZOPICLONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 67
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 35
CARBAMAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 39 45
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 46
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 52
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 47
DOXEPIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 41
SEROQUEL XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 34
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 30
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 Jan. 6, 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.