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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

27% of this provider’s 175 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$80 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

$908K

2014

$735K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

8,266

2014

8,122

2015

8,272

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
LORAZEPAM 562

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
BUPROPION XL 515

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

2 10
TRAZODONE HCL 504

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
DULOXETINE HCL 433

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
ALPRAZOLAM 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
CLONAZEPAM 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
SERTRALINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
LAMOTRIGINE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
RISPERIDONE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
ARIPIPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 24
LATUDA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
OXCARBAZEPINE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 37
OLANZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 42
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 25 36
BUPROPION HCL SR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
VIIBRYD 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 46
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
FETZIMA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 30 80
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 52
PRISTIQ 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 32 45
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 19
CLOZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 36 30
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 37 47
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 39 59
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 July 13, 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.