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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,741Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 197

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 197

291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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 Louisiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,107 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$167 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Louisiana
INVEGA 615 65 10 1 34
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 524 0 R 2 4
LITHIUM CARBONATE 499 25 3 18
RISPERIDONE 497 73 4 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 417 23 5 20
OLANZAPINE 368 37 6 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 309 11 7 3
OXCARBAZEPINE 304 45 8 30
PRISTIQ ER 290 52 9 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 270 0 10 6
LAMOTRIGINE 261 12 11 16
CLOZAPINE 258 29 12 28
TRAZODONE HCL 230 28 13 1
CYMBALTA 219 26 14 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 212 0 15 26
SERTRALINE HCL 199 24 16 7
PRENATAL PLUS 180 25 17 94
CARBAMAZEPINE 170 0 18 43
ZYPREXA 154 19 19 63
HALOPERIDOL 139 27 20 23
SEROQUEL 134 0 21 17
PAROXETINE HCL 133 12 22 25
SIMVASTATIN 118 24 23 50
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 117 0 24 55
ABILIFY 115 0 25 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 15 26 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL 102 0 27 64
OMEPRAZOLE 97 0 28 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 86 17 29 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 0 29 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 0 31 87
METFORMIN HCL 72 15 32 53
NAMENDA 69 41 33 21
INVEGA SUSTENNA 66 0 34 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 0 35 54
FUROSEMIDE 57 13 36 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 0 37 12
LACTULOSE 55 12 38 136
GALANTAMINE HBR 55 39 38 102
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 Aug. 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.