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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$704K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

32% of this provider’s 120 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

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

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$942K

2014

$840K

2015

$704K

2016

Number of Claims

9,585

2014

8,911

2015

8,328

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
BUSPIRONE HCL 466

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

69

patients, 24% of all patients

1 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

2 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 3
BUPROPION XL 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

4 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
TRAZODONE HCL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
OLANZAPINE 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 17
DOXEPIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

8 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
DULOXETINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 20
HALOPERIDOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 25
RISPERIDONE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P 13 8
LAMOTRIGINE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

15 2
LORAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

16 4
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 35
ARIPIPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
PERPHENAZINE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 38
PAROXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 7
DIAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
CLOZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
TOPIRAMATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 29 32
TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
VIIBRYD 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 31 46
PRISTIQ 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 32 45
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 57
RISPERDAL CONSTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 24
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 37 5
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 37 42
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 39 22
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.