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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 592

$2.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 592

1,522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

70% of this provider’s 454 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 1,522 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 454 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

1% of this provider’s 1,522 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.43M

2012

$1.18M

2013

$2.07M

2014

$2.97M

2015

Number of Claims

17,631

2012

16,725

2013

22,686

2014

26,711

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
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

5,028

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

375

patients, 25% of all patients

P 10 1 13
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

1,621

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

309

patients, 20% of all patients

P 2 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

1,456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

267

patients, 18% of all patients

3 20
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

1,127

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

348

patients, 23% of all patients

P 10 4 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

1,122

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

166

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 5 40
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

1,050

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

184

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

1,038

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

180

patients, 12% of all patients

R 7 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

903

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8 19
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

859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

10 9 28
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

769

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

148

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
CLOZAPINE ODT 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

P 10 11 48
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

117

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 8
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 13 41
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 14 54
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

P 10 15 42
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

416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

16 6
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

17 5
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 38
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

19 14
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

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 20 47
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

10 21 61
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

151

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 23 56
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

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

24 52
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

25 1
FAZACLO 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 10 26 64
ZONISAMIDE

Treats partial seizures in ... +

Treats partial seizures in adults with epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

27 87
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

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

28 12
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

29 46
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

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

30 11
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

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

31 25
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 77
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

33 10
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 34 37
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

35 7
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 26
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

37 35
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

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

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

38 39
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 32
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

P 40 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

41 15
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

42 33
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 43 67
VALPROIC ACID* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

43 126
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 62
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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 46 24
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

47 18
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 48 95
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

49 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 50 43
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 36
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 52 21
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 74
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 57
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 55 140
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

56 16
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 56 113
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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 58 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 59 148
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 109
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 150
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 80
THIOTHIXENE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 94
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 62 84
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 April 29, 2008.
  • 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.