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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

50% of this provider’s 122 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 *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$777K

2016

Number of Claims

16,984

2014

15,651

2015

15,576

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
LORAZEPAM 1,063

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

154

patients, 30% of all patients

1 6
CLONAZEPAM 1,063

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 940

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 1
RISPERIDONE 860

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 5
TRAZODONE HCL 808

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 729

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

7 16
HALOPERIDOL 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

P 8 30
OLANZAPINE 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

P 9 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 26
ARIPIPRAZOLE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 10
PAROXETINE HCL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
CLOZAPINE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 20 9
MIRTAZAPINE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
TEMAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

23 42
LAMOTRIGINE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
DULOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 11
BUPROPION XL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 15
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 51
CARBAMAZEPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 67
PERPHENAZINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 58
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 46
TOPIRAMATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 29
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 56
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 59
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 108
OXCARBAZEPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 36
PRAZOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 32
SEROQUEL XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 40
BUPROPION HCL SR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 40 27
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 41 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 43 33
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 41
NALTREXONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 81
OLANZAPINE ODT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 72
THIORIDAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 100
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 77
LOXAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 68
THIOTHIXENE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 50 91
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 May 20, 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.