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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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7,709Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

47% of this provider’s 353 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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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

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$681K

2014

$714K

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

6,643

2014

7,369

2015

7,709

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 504

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

114

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
BUPROPION XL 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

2 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

3 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

3 12
MIRTAZAPINE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

5 19
OLANZAPINE 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 9
CLONAZEPAM 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 3
ALPRAZOLAM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
ARIPIPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
PAROXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 29
LAMOTRIGINE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
RISPERIDONE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 7
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
LORAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

16 15
DULOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 5
GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

18 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

23 38
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 35
TRINTELLIX 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 70
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 73
BRINTELLIX 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 57
TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 29 31
PRISTIQ 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 32 43
VIIBRYD 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 48
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 34 51
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 Sept. 16, 2016.
  • 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.