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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

36% of this provider’s 140 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

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 10%.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$900K

2014

$895K

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

9,547

2014

9,753

2015

12,070

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
CLOZAPINE 968

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

P 1 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 634

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

P 2 3
SERTRALINE HCL 593

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

3 7
ALPRAZOLAM 578

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
RISPERIDONE 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
CLONAZEPAM 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
LORAZEPAM 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

8 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
OLANZAPINE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
TRAZODONE HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

12 1
BUPROPION XL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
DOXEPIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 44
DULOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
RISPERDAL CONSTA 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 16 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
PAROXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
HALOPERIDOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 21 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 6
PROPRANOLOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 24
LATUDA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 51
LITHIUM CARBONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
INVEGA SUSTENNA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 40
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 32 52
THIORIDAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 77
GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 57
AMANTADINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 36 86
PALIPERIDONE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 38 47
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 54
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 43
PRAZOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 41 48
FANAPT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 89
SAPHRIS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 30
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 28
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 53
ESZOPICLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 47 71
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 48 11
NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 49 32
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 50 42
OLANZAPINE ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 103
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.