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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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6,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

$352K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

26% of this provider’s 231 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

0% of this provider’s 392 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 392 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$564K

2014

$454K

2015

$352K

2016

Number of Claims

6,784

2014

6,460

2015

6,503

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 462

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
PAROXETINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

2 29
TRAZODONE HCL 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
LORAZEPAM 327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

4 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

P 5 3
MIRTAZAPINE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

6 19
ALPRAZOLAM 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
LAMOTRIGINE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

9 20
SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
DOXEPIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 47
DULOXETINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
RISPERIDONE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
OLANZAPINE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 30
ARIPIPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 36
TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 60
HYDROXYZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

24 52
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 26 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 25
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 29 73
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 34
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 12
CLOZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 17
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 Jan. 15, 2017.
  • 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.