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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

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

92% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

39% of this provider’s 146 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 650 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

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

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$705K

2014

$777K

2015

$837K

2016

Number of Claims

8,642

2014

10,390

2015

13,047

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 952

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

1 5
SERTRALINE HCL 793

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 753

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

P 3 3
TRAZODONE HCL 691

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
CLONAZEPAM 652

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

6 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
OXCARBAZEPINE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

9 37
DULOXETINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
LORAZEPAM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

11 4
BUPROPION XL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 49

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 24
DIAZEPAM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 6% of all patients

14 28
OLANZAPINE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 17
RISPERIDONE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 8
LAMOTRIGINE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

18 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
PAROXETINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
MIRTAZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 13
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
LATUDA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 29
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 29 43
GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 19
HYDROXYZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 72
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 42
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 57
HALOPERIDOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 25
PRISTIQ 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 45
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 62
BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 51
DOXEPIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
ESZOPICLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 71
CLOZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 93
ROZEREM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 97
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.