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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 24

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 24

386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 South Dakota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 386 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,900 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$159 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 South Dakota
CLOZAPINE 443 65 1 2
ABILIFY 414 65 2 4
OLANZAPINE 412 193 3 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 325 99 4 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 302 34 5 9
CYMBALTA 297 118 6 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 287 34 R 7 15
TRAZODONE HCL 283 49 8 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269 45 9 5
TOPIRAMATE 262 0 10 20
MIRTAZAPINE 246 150 11 10
RISPERIDONE 232 89 12 1
LITHIUM CARBONATE 204 13 13 17
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 177 13 S2 14 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 164 44 15 11
PAROXETINE HCL 155 95 16 24
LATUDA 140 0 17 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 140 19 17 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135 40 19 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 37 20 19
BUPROPION XL 121 36 21 13
SEROQUEL 121 18 21 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 43 23 16
FAZACLO 108 0 24 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 107 0 25 39
LAMOTRIGINE 98 26 26 8
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 92 32 27 41
SERTRALINE HCL 89 0 28 7
LUNESTA 83 16 29 58
GABAPENTIN 81 39 30 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 0 31 27
PRISTIQ ER 73 0 32 42
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 72 13 33 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 35 34 31
NAMENDA 71 55 34 26
ZYPREXA 70 15 36 45
VALPROIC ACID 55 13 37 43
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 0 38 32
IMIPRAMINE HCL 53 0 R 39 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 18 R 40 55
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 Feb. 28, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.