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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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11,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

42% of this provider’s 195 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

0% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$144 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.58M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

8,470

2014

10,897

2015

11,871

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
TRAZODONE HCL 793

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

136

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
CLONAZEPAM 617

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 568

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

3 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 556

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

P 4 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 552

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

5 12
LORAZEPAM 544

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
RISPERIDONE 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 9
DULOXETINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

10 25
OXCARBAZEPINE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 35
GABAPENTIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

12 24
ARIPIPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

15 46
LAMOTRIGINE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
OLANZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
PRISTIQ 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 44
PRAZOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
INVEGA SUSTENNA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 38
BUPROPION XL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
MIRTAZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
SAPHRIS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 68
TEMAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
DIAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 26
HALOPERIDOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
LATUDA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 23
INVEGA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 56
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 3
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 27
TRINTELLIX 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 65
CLOZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 22
NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 41 42
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 98
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 163
PALIPERIDONE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 70
SEROQUEL XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 46 34
BELSOMRA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 18
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 July 3, 2014.
  • 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.