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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,794Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

$462K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

52 of this provider’s 83 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

4% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$761K

2014

$652K

2015

$462K

2016

Number of Claims

10,594

2014

11,113

2015

10,794

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
ALPRAZOLAM 831

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 768

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

97

patients, 23% of all patients

P 2 4
TRAZODONE HCL 764

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

111

patients, 26% of all patients

3 1
RISPERIDONE 666

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

P 4 9
OLANZAPINE 544

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

P 5 13
SERTRALINE HCL 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
CLONAZEPAM 490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

8 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
LAMOTRIGINE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
MIRTAZAPINE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
TOPIRAMATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

18 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 7
DIAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 43
DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 5
PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 57
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
HALOPERIDOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 30
CARBAMAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 45
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 19
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 36 46
DOXEPIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 37 41
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 Oct. 12, 2007.
  • 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.