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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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6,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

203 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because there are not enough providers in this specialty and state that prescribe these drugs, and because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

34 of this provider’s 68 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 203 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 203 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$152 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$918K

2016

Number of Claims

6,178

2014

6,332

2015

6,053

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
LAMOTRIGINE 383

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
OLANZAPINE 357

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

P 3 1
RISPERIDONE 276

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 10
LORAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

6 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

7 24
SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
CLONAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
INVEGA SUSTENNA 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

P 11 22
TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

12 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

14 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

16 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
OXCARBAZEPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 39
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

21 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 24 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 25 21
RISPERDAL CONSTA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

27 5
CLOZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 19
PRAZOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 35
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 31 17
SEROQUEL XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 33 15
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 33 62
CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 35 43
LATUDA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 36
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. 24, 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.