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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 128

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 128

444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Iowa
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 1,554 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Iowa
RISPERIDONE 685 125 1 2
LAMOTRIGINE 603 94 2 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 546 70 3 5
CLOZAPINE 544 0 4 16
TRAZODONE HCL 527 105 5 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 517 47 R 6 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 484 33 7 18
ABILIFY 341 76 8 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 326 41 9 12
PAROXETINE HCL 325 79 10 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 316 52 11 10
CYMBALTA 309 128 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 288 72 13 4
SEROQUEL 279 31 14 22
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 242 63 R 15 58
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 200 11 16 36
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 195 11 17 42
BUPROPION XL 193 38 18 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 176 53 19 9
OLANZAPINE 173 67 20 19
HALOPERIDOL 163 30 21 24
SERTRALINE HCL 159 29 22 6
RISPERDAL CONSTA 152 34 23 26
MIRTAZAPINE 142 51 24 15
LEXAPRO 137 20 25 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 36 26 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 100 0 27 17
INVEGA 96 0 28 48
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 84 23 29 25
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 84 0 29 44
OXCARBAZEPINE 83 0 31 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 79 32 32 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 0 R 32 31
THIOTHIXENE 79 17 32 40
GEODON 62 0 35 54
DISULFIRAM 59 0 10 36 93
ZYPREXA 53 13 37 49
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 0 38 43
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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.