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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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5,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 261 providers in this state and specialty

258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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.

22 of this provider’s 65 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 258 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 13%.

Prescription Price

$154 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$625K

2014

$770K

2015

$793K

2016

Number of Claims

4,539

2014

5,450

2015

5,161

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
ALPRAZOLAM 347

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 330

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
CLONAZEPAM 324

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
BUPROPION XL 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

4 16
DULOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
DIAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 11% of all patients

6 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 3
LAMOTRIGINE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 8% of all patients

9 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 9% of all patients

11 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
ARIPIPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
VYVANSE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

17 67
SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 32
RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 7
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

20 15
LATUDA 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 26
PRISTIQ 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

22 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 24 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
STRATTERA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 79
SAPHRIS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 22
VIIBRYD 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

30 48
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

32 13
INVEGA SUSTENNA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 33 23
ABILIFY MAINTENA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 50
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.