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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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11,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

37 of this provider’s 96 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 362 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 362 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

6% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$704K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

7,474

2014

11,108

2015

11,414

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 939

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

122

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 778

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

99

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
BUPROPION XL 749

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

3 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

4 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

4 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

P 7 3
ALPRAZOLAM 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

9 22
ARIPIPRAZOLE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 13
RISPERIDONE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 8
DULOXETINE HCL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
LORAZEPAM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

13 4
MIRTAZAPINE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

13 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

15 20
SERTRALINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
OLANZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 17
CLOZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 21
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 53
HALOPERIDOL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 25
LAMOTRIGINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
PRAZOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 7% of all patients

24 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 47
GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 29 34
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 31 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 32 16
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 33 63
INVEGA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 69
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 48
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 24
RISPERDAL CONSTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 31
ESZOPICLONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 37 71
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 72
SAPHRIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 66
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 40 28
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 Aug. 5, 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.