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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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4,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

178 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% 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.

23 of this provider’s 43 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 178 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 178 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$646K

2014

$557K

2015

$459K

2016

Number of Claims

4,859

2014

4,920

2015

4,919

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 304

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

39

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
ALPRAZOLAM 269

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LAMOTRIGINE 243

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

3 8
LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

4 15
OLANZAPINE 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

P 6 3
DULOXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

8 20
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

9 19
TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

10 1
DIAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

11 36
ARIPIPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

P 12 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 9% of all patients

P 14 25
RISPERIDONE 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

P 15 7
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

16 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 11% of all patients

17 24
BUPROPION XL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 19 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

20 12
CLOZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 21 17
OXCARBAZEPINE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 22 34
RISPERDAL CONSTA 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 42
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 111
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 25 22
HALOPERIDOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 26 27
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 13
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 29 35
LATUDA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 26
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 31 29
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 April 20, 2017.
  • 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.