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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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12,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 127 providers in this state and specialty

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 Kansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

38% of this provider’s 234 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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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

6% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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

$1.22M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

11,400

2014

11,681

2015

12,899

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
ALPRAZOLAM 785

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

2 13
CLONAZEPAM 585

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
SERTRALINE HCL 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 3
GABAPENTIN 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

7 23
OLANZAPINE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

P 8 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

9 21
DULOXETINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

11 17
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 30
RISPERIDONE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 7
LORAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
LAMOTRIGINE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 24
LOXAPINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 42
DIAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
MIRTAZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P 20 11
TEMAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

22 9
PAROXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

24 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
BUPROPION XL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

28 10
LATUDA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 25
TOPIRAMATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
NUEDEXTA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 56
CARBAMAZEPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 33 85
NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 33 34
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 19
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 41
OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 40
RIVASTIGMINE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 70
REXULTI 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 61
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 46
SEROQUEL XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 28
STRATTERA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 46 68
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 33
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 48 108
CARISOPRODOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 108
DOXEPIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 50 58
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 51 39
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 113
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 Feb. 24, 2011.
  • 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.