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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 260

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 260

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

91% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

40 of this provider’s 67 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 327 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

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

13 of this provider’s 67 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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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

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$191 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.37M

2012

$1.46M

2013

$1.59M

2014

$1.82M

2015

Number of Claims

8,131

2012

9,620

2013

9,644

2014

9,565

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

579

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

570

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 9
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

P 8 29
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 22
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 5
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

11 33
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

P 12 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

R 13 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 16
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

18 6
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 24
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

P 20 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

R 20 25
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

P 22 26
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 46
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 47
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

R 30 52
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 38
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 41
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 65
STRATTERA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

10 34 83
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

35 15
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

R 36 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 53
ALPRAZOLAM ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

10 39 90
BRINTELLIX 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

39 56
THIORIDAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P R 41 91
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 R 42 114
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 7
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 30
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER

Used as part of a treatment... +

Used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 69
PRISTIQ ER

Used to treat depression. D... +

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 46 45
FANAPT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 74
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 48 14
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 49 32
ABILIFY MAINTENA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 57
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 49 67
PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 71
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 R 53 101
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Sept. 27, 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.