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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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8,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 146 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 376 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 *

14% 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

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$946K

2014

$728K

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

8,940

2014

7,405

2015

8,134

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
TRAZODONE HCL 486

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 3
OLANZAPINE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 17
LORAZEPAM 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

5 15
CLOZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 6 21
MIRTAZAPINE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
RISPERIDONE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

11 20
CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

12 2
BUPROPION XL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
INVEGA SUSTENNA 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 40
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

17 7
HALOPERIDOL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 25
OMEPRAZOLE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

20 6
NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 21 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 70
LAMOTRIGINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 38
ARIPIPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P 26 13
SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 86
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 16
PERPHENAZINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 33 89
RISPERDAL CONSTA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 31
GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 26
LISINOPRIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 39 60
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 53
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 Oct. 10, 2011.
  • 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.