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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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8,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

38% of this provider’s 108 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

3% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

8% 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

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 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

$568K

2014

$665K

2015

$719K

2016

Number of Claims

6,720

2014

7,661

2015

8,465

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 657

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

P 1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 566

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

130

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 71

patients, 14% of all patients

3 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

4 15
RISPERIDONE 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 9
CLONAZEPAM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

6 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

8 18
LORAZEPAM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

11 27
OXCARBAZEPINE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 35
DULOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
MIRTAZAPINE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
LAMOTRIGINE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 33
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

19 6
HALOPERIDOL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
OLANZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P 23 13
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 49
SEROQUEL XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 25 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 12
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
LATUDA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 23
DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 26
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 30 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
OLANZAPINE ODT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 66
CLOZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 22
CARBAMAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 35 45
LOXAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 55
GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 40
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

40 52
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 79
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 March 29, 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.