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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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11,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

77 of this provider’s 125 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$138 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

10,749

2014

12,248

2015

11,613

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
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 805

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

110

patients, 32% of all patients

1 7
BUPROPION XL 630

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

2 8
ALPRAZOLAM 584

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

90

patients, 26% of all patients

3 5
TRAZODONE HCL 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

78

patients, 23% of all patients

4 3
DULOXETINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
LAMOTRIGINE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
CLONAZEPAM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

7 4
RISPERIDONE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

P 8 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

P 9 10
SERTRALINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

P 11 1
LORAZEPAM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

12 9
CLOZAPINE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 13 19
TEMAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

14 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

15 18
INVEGA SUSTENNA 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 28
OLANZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 14
CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

19 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

20 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
OMEPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 10% of all patients

22 46
PALIPERIDONE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 47
GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

29 50
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
CARBAMAZEPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
DOXEPIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
PRAZOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 24
OLANZAPINE ODT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

P 37 44
HALOPERIDOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 41
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 27
LATUDA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 40 36
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 52
BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 43 54
LOXAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 43 54
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 37
OXCARBAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 46 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 47 58
FANAPT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 51 21
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 52 62
INVEGA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 62
BRINTELLIX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 54 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 54 40
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 66
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 57 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 May 1, 2017.
  • 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.