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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 592

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 592

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

70% of this provider’s 277 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

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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 277 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

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

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$924K

2012

$802K

2013

$826K

2014

$1.16M

2015

Number of Claims

11,357

2012

13,508

2013

13,328

2014

14,113

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
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

1,598

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

205

patients, 24% of all patients

1 5
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

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

1,326

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

263

patients, 31% of all patients

P 10 2 23
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

1,082

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

190

patients, 22% of all patients

P 3 3
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

939

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

P 4 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

850

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

R 5 9
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

718

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

6 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

542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

P 7 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

8 20
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

P 10 9 56
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is used to t... +

Chlorpromazine 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 40
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

P 11 8
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

12 1
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

284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

13 6
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 26
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 17 54
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
CLOZAPINE ODT 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 19 48
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 42
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

20 61
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

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 47
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 30
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

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 11
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

26 33
LATUDA

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 29
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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 35
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

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 10
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 24
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 38
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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 32 12
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

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

32 28
HALOPERIDOL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

R 35 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 15
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 R 38 43
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 25
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 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.