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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 592

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 592

819 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

56% of this provider’s 291 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 39%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

16% of this provider’s 291 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.68M

2012

$1.84M

2013

$1.97M

2014

$1.86M

2015

Number of Claims

15,808

2012

17,875

2013

19,577

2014

18,708

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,159

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

162

patients, 20% of all patients

P 1 3
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,123

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

201

patients, 25% of all patients

2 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

927

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

880

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

R 4 9
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

785

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

P 5 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

777

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

6 19
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

7 51
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

P 8 37
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 11 13
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

16 12
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 23
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 1
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 41
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

Treats different types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

25 46
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

26 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 67
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

R 28 59
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

R 30 43
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
FANAPT 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 75
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 28
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 80
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 52
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 33
FLUPHENAZINE HCL

Fluphenazine is an antipsyc... +

Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 39 47
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 74
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 84
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 43 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 77
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 109
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 110
IMIPRAMINE HCL

Imipramine tablets and caps... +

Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 R 50 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 42
SAPHRIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 53 70
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 62
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 90
EPITOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

10 56 128
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 54
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 30
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 59 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 60 150
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 61 58
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 62 99
CLOZAPINE ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 48
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 119
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 5, 2009.
  • 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.