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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$909K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 there are not enough providers in this specialty and state that prescribe these drugs, and because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

32 of this provider’s 87 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 351 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 351 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$154 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$945K

2014

$960K

2015

$909K

2016

Number of Claims

6,528

2014

6,539

2015

5,924

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
BUPROPION XL 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

1 8
TRAZODONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LORAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 1
ALPRAZOLAM 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
DULOXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

8 18
PROPRANOLOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

9 32
ARIPIPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
INVEGA SUSTENNA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 12 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
OLANZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

P 15 14
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

17 23
DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

18 38
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
TEMAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 8% of all patients

21 33
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 17
HALOPERIDOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 41
LAMOTRIGINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 2
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 51
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 7% of all patients

29 34
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 12
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 54
TOPIRAMATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 37
OLANZAPINE ODT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 32 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

34 16
ABILIFY MAINTENA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 35 61
DOXEPIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
CLOZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
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 March 15, 2013.
  • 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.