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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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16,587Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

43% of this provider’s 152 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

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

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

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

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$2.22M

2014

$2.25M

2015

$1.96M

2016

Number of Claims

15,527

2014

16,428

2015

16,587

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 976

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 859

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

158

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
DULOXETINE HCL 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
BUPROPION XL 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

4 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 618

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

P 5 4
ARIPIPRAZOLE 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

P 6 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

7 14
LAMOTRIGINE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

9 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11 45
TEMAZEPAM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

11 37
RISPERIDONE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 9
ALPRAZOLAM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

15 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
OLANZAPINE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 13
SEROQUEL XR 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 34
TOPIRAMATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 31
THIOTHIXENE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 20 90
SERTRALINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

21 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

23 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

24 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

P 25 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

26 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
LORAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

28 7
MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

29 16
PRAZOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

30 36
LITHIUM CARBONATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

31 32
VIIBRYD 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 51
CLOZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 22
HALOPERIDOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 30
LATUDA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 23
PAROXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 83
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 47
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 46
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 64
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 24
INVEGA SUSTENNA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 38
DIAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 26
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 49
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 57
REXULTI 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 40
PRISTIQ 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 49 44
HYDROXYZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 52
RISPERDAL CONSTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 50
FANAPT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 78
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
PALIPERIDONE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 55 48
INVEGA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 56
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 57 42
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 58 67
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 April 30, 2015.
  • 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.