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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 128

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 128

654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

6% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

9% of this provider’s 1,239 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$129 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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.

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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
TRAZODONE HCL 451 61 1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 434 34 2 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 425 24 R 3 7
RISPERIDONE 398 56 4 2
OLANZAPINE 387 29 5 19
CYMBALTA 372 89 6 8
ABILIFY 352 13 7 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 345 55 8 12
SERTRALINE HCL 322 28 9 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 292 62 10 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 268 51 11 4
MIRTAZAPINE 263 46 12 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 261 27 13 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 241 0 14 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 33 15 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 218 34 16 10
BUPROPION XL 202 16 17 13
CLOZAPINE 198 19 18 16
HALOPERIDOL 180 32 19 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 165 16 20 20
SEROQUEL 160 0 21 22
LAMOTRIGINE 148 0 22 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 145 29 23 23
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 144 0 R 24 27
PERPHENAZINE 133 14 25 38
PAROXETINE HCL 129 0 26 21
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 107 23 27 74
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 102 0 28 39
LEXAPRO 99 19 29 28
SEROQUEL XR 90 0 30 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 49 R 31 31
PRISTIQ ER 86 0 32 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 14 33 29
ZYPREXA 71 0 34 49
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 70 0 35 41
THIOTHIXENE 68 31 36 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 62 22 37 43
LATUDA 58 0 38 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 0 39 45
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 55 0 40 44
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54 0 41 32
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 Oct. 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.