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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 537

$5.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 537

1,542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,542 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 4,150 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $125 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 6,399 574 10 1 7
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 3,219 455 10 2 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 2,275 116 10 3 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,755 151 R 10 4 4
FAZACLO 1,591 73 10 5 30
RISPERDAL CONSTA 1,549 263 10 6 32
HALOPERIDOL 1,340 211 10 7 18
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 1,204 60 10 8 33
TRAZODONE HCL 1,172 146 9 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 1,064 46 10 10 14
INVEGA SUSTENNA 778 98 10 11 36
RISPERIDONE 744 92 12 1
LITHIUM CARBONATE 728 52 10 13 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 690 72 14 17
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 628 43 10 15 39
SIMVASTATIN 568 54 16 61
VALPROIC ACID 558 109 10 17 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 538 57 18 5
ZONISAMIDE 536 36 10 19 71
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 511 40 10 20 52
SEROQUEL XR 486 93 21 24
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 472 65 10 22 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 448 55 23 6
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 401 40 10 24 67
OLANZAPINE 375 52 25 9
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 312 71 10 26 57
CLOZAPINE ODT 279 22 10 27 69
OMEPRAZOLE 259 15 28 64
LISINOPRIL 252 27 29 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 12 30 81
MIRTAZAPINE 230 74 31 15
SEROQUEL 197 40 32 23
METFORMIN HCL 192 13 33 82
FAMOTIDINE 187 0 34 86
LATUDA 183 28 35 45
OXCARBAZEPINE 180 0 36 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 12 37 11
LEVETIRACETAM 155 13 38 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 152 13 39 88
ABILIFY 150 16 40 8
SERTRALINE HCL 145 0 41 3
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 135 12 42 106
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134 44 43 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 14 44 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 26 45 92
CARBAMAZEPINE 122 0 46 41
LACTULOSE 117 0 47 65
RANITIDINE HCL 110 0 48 83
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 106 21 49 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 102 12 50 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 0 51 99
IBUPROFEN 97 0 51 87
GLIPIZIDE ER 95 22 53 113
TOPIRAMATE 95 18 53 38
ATENOLOL 91 13 55 102
PAROXETINE HCL 90 0 56 21
FUROSEMIDE 87 0 57 94
CYMBALTA 86 0 58 10
GABAPENTIN 85 17 59 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 47 60 34
DIOVAN 84 0 60 117
FENOFIBRATE 82 0 62 118
ZYPREXA 79 21 63 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75 0 64 109
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 71 0 R 65 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 0 66 120
LAMOTRIGINE 61 0 67 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 0 68 20
SUBOXONE 58 0 69 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 0 70 56
NAMENDA 56 48 71 31
GEMFIBROZIL 51 0 72 135
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 May 16, 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.