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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

42% of this provider’s 102 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 *

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$169 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$2.17M

2014

$2.29M

2015

$2.37M

2016

Number of Claims

16,660

2014

14,740

2015

14,021

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 1,186

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

115

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
CLONAZEPAM 636

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LATUDA 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

P 10 3 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

4 17
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 64

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P 6 4
LAMOTRIGINE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
TOPIRAMATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

9 18
ARIPIPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 11
TRAZODONE HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

10 1
LORAZEPAM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

12 7
PRAZOSIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13 36
DOXEPIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 8% of all patients

14 41
TRINTELLIX 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15 65
BUPROPION XL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
MIRTAZAPINE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
OLANZAPINE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 13
BRINTELLIX 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

10 19 69
NAMENDA XR 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

20 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
RISPERIDONE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 9
HALOPERIDOL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P 23 30
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 6
INVEGA 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 10 25 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
SAPHRIS 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 10 27 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 5
CLOZAPINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 22
INVEGA SUSTENNA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

33 40
PALIPERIDONE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 70
BUPROPION HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 94
NAMZARIC 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 81
TEMAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 37
DIAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 32
SEROQUEL XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 34
NALTREXONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 84
OLANZAPINE ODT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 66
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 60
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 44 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 45 46
OXCARBAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 35
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 47 28
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 48 67
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 49 83
LISINOPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 49 76
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 Aug. 20, 2015.
  • 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.