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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 177

$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 177

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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 Colorado
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,258 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$154 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $149 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 Colorado
TRAZODONE HCL 389 123 1 3
RISPERIDONE 319 157 2 1
ABILIFY 297 55 3 2
CLOZAPINE 292 89 4 9
OLANZAPINE 275 142 5 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 274 100 6 5
GABAPENTIN 254 87 7 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 238 81 8 23
MIRTAZAPINE 222 141 9 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 209 79 10 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180 93 11 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 176 40 12 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 169 16 13 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 149 13 R 14 8
SEROQUEL 140 46 15 21
CYMBALTA 137 29 16 14
SERTRALINE HCL 136 63 17 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109 0 18 16
PAROXETINE HCL 105 44 19 24
LAMOTRIGINE 102 35 20 4
SEROQUEL XR 98 20 21 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 85 22 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 37 23 25
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 72 11 24 47
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71 0 25 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 28 26 28
DOXEPIN HCL 69 18 27 66
TOPIRAMATE 67 0 28 36
BUPROPION HCL 67 21 28 45
PRAZOSIN HCL 64 30 30 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 30 31 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58 12 32 52
FAZACLO 53 0 33 51
NAMENDA 52 52 34 42
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 Sept. 27, 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.