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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 127

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 127

405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,102 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$161 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 Kansas
CYMBALTA 412 186 1 6
RISPERIDONE 308 29 2 2
ABILIFY 286 29 3 4
LAMOTRIGINE 275 48 4 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 251 23 R 5 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 239 48 6 3
TRAZODONE HCL 238 26 7 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205 16 8 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 0 9 9
CLOZAPINE 198 11 9 17
LATUDA 194 0 11 42
MIRTAZAPINE 192 73 12 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 178 34 13 15
SERTRALINE HCL 163 28 14 5
OLANZAPINE 147 20 15 13
LITHIUM CARBONATE 129 14 16 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 122 23 17 11
SEROQUEL XR 116 0 18 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 113 17 19 20
BUPROPION XL 111 12 20 16
HALOPERIDOL 110 0 21 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110 0 21 14
TOPIRAMATE 104 0 23 28
GABAPENTIN 102 32 24 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 95 0 25 21
SEROQUEL 92 25 26 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 91 21 27 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 12 28 18
PRISTIQ ER 77 19 29 30
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 13 30 47
PAROXETINE HCL 67 0 31 26
INVEGA 64 0 32 33
GEODON 61 18 33 45
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 52 0 34 48
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. 25, 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.