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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,240Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 234

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 234

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

8% of this provider’s 911 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $151 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Indiana
TRAZODONE HCL 601 54 1 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 564 71 2 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 508 33 3 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 416 33 4 20
MIRTAZAPINE 407 72 5 18
ABILIFY 344 17 6 4
RISPERIDONE 341 0 7 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 332 47 R 8 5
SERTRALINE HCL 314 29 9 3
OLANZAPINE 306 64 10 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267 37 11 8
LAMOTRIGINE 263 0 12 7
GABAPENTIN 247 13 13 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 212 47 14 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 210 29 15 16
CLONIDINE HCL 181 0 16 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 181 0 16 12
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 176 0 18 21
CYMBALTA 167 13 19 6
PAROXETINE HCL 152 26 20 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 145 0 21 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL 120 17 22 66
PERPHENAZINE 119 18 23 53
SEROQUEL 117 14 24 31
HYDROXYZINE HCL 116 0 R 25 61
SAPHRIS 107 0 26 51
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 102 23 R 27 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE 102 0 27 19
HALOPERIDOL 88 0 29 23
CLOZAPINE 86 0 30 13
TOPIRAMATE 86 0 30 28
SEROQUEL XR 76 0 32 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 73 0 R 33 35
GEODON 69 0 34 49
CARBAMAZEPINE 65 0 35 58
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 65 21 35 42
ZYPREXA 63 26 37 43
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 59 0 S2 38 34
DOXEPIN HCL 58 0 39 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 0 R 40 57
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56 0 41 32
GUANFACINE HCL 54 0 R 42 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 0 42 29
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 0 44 36
LATUDA 50 0 45 37
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50 0 45 54
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 8, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.