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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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10,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

28% of this provider’s 114 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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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

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

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$912K

2014

$876K

2015

$708K

2016

Number of Claims

10,256

2014

10,463

2015

10,515

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 715

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

79

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 673

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

94

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

3 12
TRAZODONE HCL 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
DULOXETINE HCL 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
LORAZEPAM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
SERTRALINE HCL 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

10 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

12 18
LAMOTRIGINE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

15 20
RISPERIDONE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

17 25
DOXEPIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 41
MIRTAZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
CLOZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 20 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 15
TOPIRAMATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
PERPHENAZINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 72
PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
TEMAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 37
OLANZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 13
SEROQUEL XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 34
OXCARBAZEPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 33
HALOPERIDOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 30
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
RISPERDAL CONSTA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 45
BUPROPION XL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 36 19
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
ZALEPLON 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 99
INVEGA SUSTENNA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 38
LATUDA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 23
INVEGA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 42 56
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 Nov. 22, 2016.
  • 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.