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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

26 of this provider’s 44 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$1.21M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

9,053

2014

9,827

2015

10,179

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
OLANZAPINE 902

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

P 1 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 666

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

P 2 1
SERTRALINE HCL 508

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
CLOZAPINE 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 5 16
RISPERIDONE 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 5
LORAZEPAM 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
BUPROPION XL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
CLONAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

14 38
MIRTAZAPINE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
TOPIRAMATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 26
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 20 27
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 21 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
OLANZAPINE ODT 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 47
INVEGA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 46
INVEGA SUSTENNA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 34
LAMOTRIGINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
DOXEPIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 30 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 31 29
OXCARBAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 31
RISPERDAL CONSTA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 40
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 34 42
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 48
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 49
SEROQUEL XR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 36
HALOPERIDOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 38 41
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 40 45
PRAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 53
LATUDA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 37
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 May 13, 2013.
  • 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.