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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,418Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 106

$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 106

582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19%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
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this specialty
in West Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 1,352 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
TRAZODONE HCL 453 58 1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 419 64 2 3
ABILIFY 376 22 3 11
CYMBALTA 267 12 4 2
BUPROPION HCL SR 260 17 5 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249 48 S3 6 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 224 28 7 8
GABAPENTIN 219 0 8 12
RISPERIDONE 193 20 9 4
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 184 16 10 24
MIRTAZAPINE 179 34 11 10
SUBOXONE 174 0 12 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 149 17 13 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 144 0 14 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142 0 15 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119 0 16 5
DIAZEPAM 118 12 17 64
PAROXETINE HCL 115 23 18 17
SERTRALINE HCL 114 22 19 6
LAMOTRIGINE 109 0 20 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96 0 R 21 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 0 22 13
PRISTIQ ER 78 0 23 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 0 24 31
BUPROPION XL 70 0 25 23
NEXIUM 69 21 26 80
CRESTOR 68 27 27 91
ALPRAZOLAM 65 16 28 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 13 29 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 61 19 29 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60 32 31 72
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 57 0 S2 32 26
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54 0 R 33 20
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 53 0 34 82
FUROSEMIDE 53 27 34 66
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 0 34 57
OXCARBAZEPINE 51 0 37 33
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 April 4, 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.