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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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5,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 173 providers in this state and specialty

$310K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 173 providers in this state and specialty

386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 Oregon
lower than average

Antipsychotics

16% of this provider’s 207 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 43%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 386 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 386 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 9%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$402K

2014

$348K

2015

$310K

2016

Number of Claims

4,619

2014

4,880

2015

5,739

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
LORAZEPAM 920

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

140

patients, 36% of all patients

1 6
CLONAZEPAM 748

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

111

patients, 29% of all patients

2 1
DULOXETINE HCL 486

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

94

patients, 24% of all patients

3 10
TRAZODONE HCL 319

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

5 14
LAMOTRIGINE 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

7 16
RISPERIDONE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 9 23
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
BUPROPION XL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

13 27
ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

14 21
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

15 40
BUPROPION HCL SR 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

16 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 2
ARIPIPRAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 9
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 19 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
OLANZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 5
BUPROPION HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 23 81
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 24 35
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. 10, 2010.
  • 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.