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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

255 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

60% of this provider’s 129 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 255 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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 *

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

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$617K

2014

$618K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

6,186

2014

6,362

2015

6,390

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 513

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

P 1 1
RISPERIDONE 506

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 5
LORAZEPAM 424

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 23% of all patients

3 6
OLANZAPINE 397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 19% of all patients

P 4 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

6 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

7 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
CLONAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

9 2
MIRTAZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

11 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
TEMAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

14 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

15 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
OXCARBAZEPINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 18 36
INVEGA SUSTENNA 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 19 16
ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 22 51
CLOZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 9
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 7
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 10
LAMOTRIGINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 14
LOXAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 68
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 28 25
PRAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 32
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 8, 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.