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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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16,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

61% of this provider’s 154 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 484 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 484 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$1.25M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

9,708

2014

11,277

2015

16,665

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
OLANZAPINE 1,204

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

P 1 6
RISPERIDONE 1,193

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

P 2 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,047

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 1
SERTRALINE HCL 779

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
TRAZODONE HCL 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

6 17
CLONAZEPAM 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

8 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

9 23
CLOZAPINE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
LORAZEPAM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
CLONIDINE HCL 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

13 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 24
ARIPIPRAZOLE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
RISPERDAL CONSTA 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
MIRTAZAPINE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 8
SEROQUEL XR 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 36
BUPROPION XL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 9
DULOXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
PAROXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 11
TOPIRAMATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 26
ALPRAZOLAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 42
LAMOTRIGINE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
OXCARBAZEPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 31
HALOPERIDOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 32 41
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 35
INVEGA SUSTENNA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 34
NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 35 33
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 56
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 37 51
OLANZAPINE ODT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 58
LATUDA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 37
INVEGA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 43 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 38
CARBAMAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 44 39
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 46 49
GABAPENTIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 25
THIOTHIXENE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 49 28
PALIPERIDONE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 55
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 Aug. 24, 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.