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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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8,471Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

36% of this provider’s 144 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 422 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 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$396K

2014

$605K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

5,445

2014

7,298

2015

8,471

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
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 617

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

1 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 605

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

97

patients, 23% of all patients

2 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 595

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 1
CLONAZEPAM 484

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
SERTRALINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
MIRTAZAPINE 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
RISPERIDONE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 5
LORAZEPAM 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

8 6
TRAZODONE HCL 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
LAMOTRIGINE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
OLANZAPINE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 4
CLOZAPINE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 12 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 10
DULOXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
GABAPENTIN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
HYDROXYZINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 9% of all patients

17 43
TOPIRAMATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
HALOPERIDOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
LATUDA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
OLANZAPINE ODT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 72
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 56
LITHIUM CARBONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 34
PRAZOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
BUPROPION XL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 12
SEROQUEL XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 33 38
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
VIIBRYD 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 35 52
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. 4, 2014.
  • 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.