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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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12,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

48% of this provider’s 137 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

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

12,066

2014

11,716

2015

12,039

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 1,129

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

140

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 682

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
LORAZEPAM 602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
RISPERIDONE 587

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

P 4 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

6 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
OLANZAPINE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

P 8 4
LAMOTRIGINE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 21
SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
CLOZAPINE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 13 9
HALOPERIDOL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 14 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
DULOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
BUPROPION XL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 34
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
PAROXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 87
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
SUBOXONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 61
PALIPERIDONE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 32 92
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
OLANZAPINE ODT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 34 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 24
PERPHENAZINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 36 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 49
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 65
LATUDA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 31
RISPERDAL CONSTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 39
TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 43 29
DOXEPIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 55
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 45 56
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 51
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 47 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 67
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 9, 2011.
  • 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.