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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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11,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

60% of this provider’s 122 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

0% of this provider’s 365 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

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$955K

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

9,292

2014

11,817

2015

11,473

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 741

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

P 1 3
LORAZEPAM 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
SERTRALINE HCL 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
RISPERIDONE 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 8
CLONAZEPAM 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
ALPRAZOLAM 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
OLANZAPINE 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

9 15
MIRTAZAPINE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
BUPROPION XL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

13 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
HALOPERIDOL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 25
ARIPIPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

P 16 13
DULOXETINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
LAMOTRIGINE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
CLOZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
INVEGA SUSTENNA 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 22 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
RISPERDAL CONSTA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 31
LATUDA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 29
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
SAPHRIS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 66
DIAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 38
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 43
OXCARBAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 37 16
PRAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 48
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 39 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 40 56
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 40 60
BUPROPION HCL SR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 40 26
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 44 63
TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 48
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 46 53
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 47 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 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 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.