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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$361K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

35% of this provider’s 163 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 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$918K

2014

$875K

2015

$361K

2016

Number of Claims

11,915

2014

12,110

2015

5,796

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
ALPRAZOLAM 384

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

1 5
TRAZODONE HCL 382

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

3 15
RISPERIDONE 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
CLONAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
HALOPERIDOL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

9 19
BUPROPION XL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

11 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

P 12 3
ARIPIPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 13
OLANZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 17
CLOZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 6
PAROXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 60
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 70
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. 1, 2011.
  • 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.