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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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7,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

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

38 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 361 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 361 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$511K

2014

$602K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

5,989

2014

6,956

2015

7,459

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 690

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

97

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 433

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 3
ALPRAZOLAM 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
LORAZEPAM 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

6 15
OLANZAPINE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
RISPERIDONE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
CLOZAPINE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 13 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

P 16 13
DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
ARISTADA 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 17 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
LAMOTRIGINE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
DIAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 24
TEMAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
HALOPERIDOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
BUPROPION XL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 10
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
LATUDA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 29
RISPERDAL CONSTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 31
FETZIMA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 80
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 41
LITHIUM CARBONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 27
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 Nov. 9, 2007.
  • 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.