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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

39% of this provider’s 441 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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$824K

2014

$955K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

9,216

2014

11,907

2015

13,267

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 808

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 3
LORAZEPAM 772

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 711

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
SERTRALINE HCL 702

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
TRAZODONE HCL 669

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
ALPRAZOLAM 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
CLONAZEPAM 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
MIRTAZAPINE 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

8 18
RISPERIDONE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
OLANZAPINE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 17
DULOXETINE HCL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

14 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
LAMOTRIGINE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

18 30
BUPROPION XL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
PAROXETINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
PRISTIQ 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 45
MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 59
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 15
GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 34
DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 31 28
TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
INVEGA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 69
CLOZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 21
NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 35 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 38
OXCARBAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 37
TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 48
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 36
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 39 52
HALOPERIDOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 25
VIIBRYD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 42 46
OMEPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 65
PERPHENAZINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 50
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 42
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 3, 2012.
  • 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.