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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

$858K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 204 providers in this state and specialty

183 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
7% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 183 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 183 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $109 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$989K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$858K

2016

Number of Claims

6,865

2014

7,072

2015

6,502

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
RISPERIDONE 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

35

patients, 19% of all patients

P 1 7
CLOZAPINE 304

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

P 2 13
CLONAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
OLANZAPINE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 5
TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 15% of all patients

8 21
LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
ARIPIPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

P 10 6
RISPERDAL CONSTA 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 39
LAMOTRIGINE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

12 4
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 13 24
GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 11% of all patients

14 18
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
PROPRANOLOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

16 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 12% of all patients

17 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

18 14
DIAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 11% of all patients

19 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

20 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

21 25
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 7% of all patients

23 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 19
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 7% of all patients

24 17
INVEGA SUSTENNA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 22
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 28 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 20
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 7% of all patients

32 28
CLOZARIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 82
BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 12
PALIPERIDONE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 47
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 43
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 53
LATUDA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 6% of all patients

P 38 27
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 June 15, 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.