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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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5,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$422K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 Montana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

35% of this provider’s 116 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 47%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 222 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

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$472K

2014

$420K

2015

$422K

2016

Number of Claims

4,412

2014

4,759

2015

5,101

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
CLONAZEPAM 378

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 339

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 2
LORAZEPAM 283

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LAMOTRIGINE 262

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
RISPERIDONE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 11
OLANZAPINE 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 4
DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

9 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

9 16
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
CLOZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 16 23
MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

18 38
ARIPIPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 20 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
SAPHRIS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 22 59
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 23 22
FANAPT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 24 31
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

24 9
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 29
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 Dec. 16, 2014.
  • 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.