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Prescriber Checkup

SHEILA THAKOR MD

625 W WASHINGTON AVE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER OF DANE COUNTY

Madison | Wisconsin | 53703

(608) 280-2510

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 308

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 308

208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
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this specialty
in Wisconsin
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 381 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$170 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 Wisconsin
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 527 15 R 1 7
OLANZAPINE 521 65 2 10
RISPERIDONE 515 12 3 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 376 0 4 2
CLOZAPINE 315 0 5 11
ABILIFY 299 12 6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 222 20 7 5
TRAZODONE HCL 206 23 8 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 165 0 9 8
THIOTHIXENE 161 37 10 44
CYMBALTA 157 0 11 14
HALOPERIDOL 156 0 12 25
SEROQUEL 135 0 13 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 132 13 14 15
INVEGA 132 13 14 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120 17 16 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 16 17 9
GABAPENTIN 115 0 18 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110 13 19 12
RISPERDAL CONSTA 101 0 20 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 0 21 13
LOXAPINE 99 0 22 50
LAMOTRIGINE 82 0 23 6
MIRTAZAPINE 77 0 24 17
CARBAMAZEPINE 74 36 25 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72 13 26 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 69 0 27 21
ZYPREXA 69 0 27 42
INVEGA SUSTENNA 66 0 29 33
PAROXETINE HCL 65 12 30 19
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 65 0 30 56
OLANZAPINE ODT 63 0 32 54
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 62 0 33 48
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 50 0 34 34
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.