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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 244

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 244

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23%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 Minnesota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,687 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$156 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 Minnesota
ABILIFY 493 26 1 5
BUPROPION XL 442 58 2 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 425 35 3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 387 78 4 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 380 123 5 6
RISPERIDONE 366 40 6 2
CYMBALTA 349 62 7 10
SERTRALINE HCL 325 95 8 7
OLANZAPINE 315 44 9 8
TRAZODONE HCL 303 68 10 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 289 65 11 20
LAMOTRIGINE 272 36 12 12
MIRTAZAPINE 257 59 13 14
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 252 0 R 14 17
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 234 16 S2 15 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 230 58 16 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 229 36 17 22
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 221 0 18 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 205 13 19 16
TOPIRAMATE 198 0 20 27
PRISTIQ ER 196 12 21 41
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 187 34 22 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 174 12 23 13
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 173 25 S2 10 24 40
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 168 35 25 38
PAROXETINE HCL 165 48 26 23
SEROQUEL 158 0 27 19
LEXAPRO 156 23 28 39
GABAPENTIN 136 11 29 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127 36 30 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 22 R 31 50
BUPROPION HCL SR 105 46 31 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 102 0 33 33
CLOZAPINE 85 13 34 4
GEODON 84 0 35 55
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 77 57 36 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 0 37 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 72 0 38 62
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 0 39 45
VIIBRYD 64 11 40 56
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 63 20 41 81
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 60 0 R 42 58
THIOTHIXENE 60 0 42 68
LOXAPINE 59 0 44 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 0 45 36
DOXEPIN HCL 52 0 46 49
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 July 29, 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.