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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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6,397Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 Colorado
lower than average

Antipsychotics

34% of this provider’s 145 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 285 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 285 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$617K

2014

$523K

2015

$460K

2016

Number of Claims

6,405

2014

6,407

2015

6,397

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 427

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LORAZEPAM 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 1
LAMOTRIGINE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
TEMAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

6 37
DULOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
OLANZAPINE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

P 8 5
RISPERIDONE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

P 9 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

10 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

11 20
ARIPIPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
MIRTAZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
BUPROPION XL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
PAROXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 30
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

21 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
OXCARBAZEPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 43
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 24
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
CARBAMAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

29 10
LATUDA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 27
CLOZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

36 19
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

37 35
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 38 49
BUPROPION HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

38 61
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 33
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. 13, 2007.
  • 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.