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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 537

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 537

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 Illinois
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 2,030 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$144 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $125 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 Illinois
CLOZAPINE 1,137 86 1 7
RISPERIDONE 747 197 2 1
OLANZAPINE 672 105 3 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 531 94 R 4 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 499 84 5 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 494 127 6 5
FAZACLO 482 101 10 7 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE 334 53 8 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 332 76 9 16
HALOPERIDOL 288 77 10 18
TOPIRAMATE 270 0 11 38
LAMOTRIGINE 246 0 12 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 222 32 13 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206 67 14 17
ABILIFY 205 32 15 8
SEROQUEL XR 184 20 16 24
TRAZODONE HCL 172 25 17 2
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 164 20 18 28
OXCARBAZEPINE 160 52 19 29
SEROQUEL 147 36 20 23
PAROXETINE HCL 136 0 21 21
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 123 0 22 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 44 23 6
CYMBALTA 116 40 24 10
GABAPENTIN 112 27 25 35
ZYPREXA 107 0 26 51
SERTRALINE HCL 98 0 27 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 42 28 20
CLOZAPINE ODT 93 0 10 29 69
MIRTAZAPINE 91 19 30 15
RISPERDAL CONSTA 86 36 31 32
CARBAMAZEPINE 81 0 32 41
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 79 0 33 80
GLYCOPYRROLATE 77 0 34 95
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 73 13 35 40
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 72 28 36 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 69 37 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 0 38 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 0 39 56
INVEGA SUSTENNA 50 19 40 36
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 50 14 40 98
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 March 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.