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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

28% of this provider’s 267 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

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

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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

$951K

2014

$950K

2015

$781K

2016

Number of Claims

9,042

2014

9,531

2015

9,729

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 576

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

P 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 556

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
LORAZEPAM 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
SERTRALINE HCL 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
DULOXETINE HCL 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

6 11
TRAZODONE HCL 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
OLANZAPINE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

P 8 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
ALPRAZOLAM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

10 22
BUPROPION XL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
ARIPIPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
RISPERIDONE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

17 15
CLOZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 18 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
MIRTAZAPINE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
LAMOTRIGINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 14
TOPIRAMATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 41
DIAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
HALOPERIDOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 30
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 25
HYDROXYZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 33 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
VYVANSE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 47
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 37 37
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
ESZOPICLONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 41 50
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 77
LATUDA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 43 64
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. 19, 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.