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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

$307K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 122 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

19% of this provider’s 263 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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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

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 *

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$664K

2014

$583K

2015

$307K

2016

Number of Claims

5,722

2014

5,774

2015

3,909

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
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 419

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

1 12
CLONAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

P 3 3
DULOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

4 5
MEMANTINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

5 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

6 38
RISPERIDONE 164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 7 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
NAMENDA XR 143

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

9 63
TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

10 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

11 28
LORAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

13 20
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 19
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 4
EXELON 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 16 119
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

17 21
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

18 6
SUBOXONE 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 19 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 19 18
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 21 16
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 22 8
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 April 4, 2016.
  • 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.