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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 197

$994K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 197

690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,809 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$121 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 Kentucky
RISPERIDONE 411 51 1 2
SERTRALINE HCL 361 105 2 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 333 108 3 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 333 46 3 13
NAMENDA 313 276 5 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 291 265 6 32
MIRTAZAPINE 259 107 7 10
TRAZODONE HCL 250 69 8 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244 112 9 6
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 235 187 10 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 202 30 11 5
GABAPENTIN 198 56 12 11
CARBAMAZEPINE 194 13 13 46
EXELON 183 142 14 66
PAROXETINE HCL 174 70 15 16
LEVETIRACETAM 172 59 16 73
TOPIRAMATE 162 0 17 27
SEROQUEL XR 160 0 18 20
OLANZAPINE 155 60 19 14
ABILIFY 132 14 20 7
LYRICA 115 0 21 67
CYMBALTA 114 26 22 9
LAMOTRIGINE 113 24 23 8
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 112 21 24 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108 0 25 15
SEROQUEL 108 26 25 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 29 R 27 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 0 28 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 89 20 29 22
ZONISAMIDE 89 0 29 82
CLONAZEPAM 89 27 29 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 15 32 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 34 33 17
ALPRAZOLAM 76 31 34 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 23 R 35 12
AGGRENOX 73 39 36 107
PRIMIDONE 72 62 37 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 48 38 68
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71 16 38 19
OXCARBAZEPINE 69 25 40 42
INVEGA 64 0 41 45
BUPROPION XL 64 18 41 21
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 41 43 112
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54 0 R 44 23
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 0 45 43
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 Jan. 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.