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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 106

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 106

619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
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this specialty
in West Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,425 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 West Virginia
CYMBALTA 943 65 10 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 719 120 2 1
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 474 65 10 3 34
DOXEPIN HCL 415 0 4 32
BUPROPION HCL SR 401 85 5 16
ABILIFY 366 37 6 11
MIRTAZAPINE 336 104 7 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 331 53 8 3
GABAPENTIN 313 16 9 12
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 258 0 S2 10 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 243 0 11 5
TOPIRAMATE 213 0 12 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 209 38 13 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 197 25 R 14 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 196 0 15 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 51 15 8
OLANZAPINE 163 46 17 19
SUBOXONE 162 0 18 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 162 33 18 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 155 0 20 13
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 150 0 R 21 20
LAMOTRIGINE 145 28 22 7
PRISTIQ ER 141 12 23 42
SERTRALINE HCL 137 45 24 6
RISPERIDONE 136 38 25 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135 15 26 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 133 27 R 27 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 11 28 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125 45 29 31
GEODON 124 0 30 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 104 31 45
SEROQUEL 97 0 32 27
LYRICA 95 15 33 59
PAROXETINE HCL 88 0 34 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE 84 0 35 22
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 70 0 36 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68 0 37 62
CLONIDINE HCL 66 0 38 44
BUPROPION XL 62 0 39 23
HALOPERIDOL 61 0 40 37
CLOZAPINE 56 0 41 29
LEXAPRO 56 18 41 49
IMIPRAMINE HCL 51 0 R 43 71
ALPRAZOLAM 51 26 43 48
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 Aug. 12, 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.