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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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5,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

$759K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 38 providers in this state and specialty

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Montana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

59 of this provider’s 78 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

2014

$384K

2015

$759K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

3,215

2015

5,925

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 437

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

P 1 2
OLANZAPINE 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

P 2 4
BUPROPION XL 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

P 4 8
SERTRALINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
MIRTAZAPINE 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

6 14
RISPERIDONE 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 11
CLOZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P 8 23
CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

9 1
LAMOTRIGINE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
PROPRANOLOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 12% of all patients

11 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
LATUDA 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 28
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
TOPIRAMATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
PRAZOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 49
PAROXETINE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 57
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 27 24
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 51
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
HALOPERIDOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 33
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 June 5, 2018.
  • 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.