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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 106

$478K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 106

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

18% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 309 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 1,077 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 473 67 1 1
BUPROPION HCL SR 257 40 2 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 226 44 3 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212 29 4 3
RISPERIDONE 199 39 5 4
CYMBALTA 192 36 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 41 7 8
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 183 29 S2 8 26
SERTRALINE HCL 178 66 9 6
LAMOTRIGINE 152 0 10 7
CARBAMAZEPINE 146 12 11 40
GABAPENTIN 142 16 12 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125 13 13 13
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 117 23 R 14 20
MIRTAZAPINE 115 49 15 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 48 16 15
PAROXETINE HCL 99 0 17 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 0 18 5
OXCARBAZEPINE 95 0 19 33
ALPRAZOLAM 93 39 20 48
BUPROPION XL 91 15 21 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87 0 R 22 14
LORAZEPAM 85 34 23 63
LITHIUM CARBONATE 81 0 24 22
ABILIFY 80 0 25 11
TOPIRAMATE 69 15 26 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 11 27 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62 0 28 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 62 20 28 62
PERPHENAZINE 60 0 30 58
DOXEPIN HCL 57 16 31 32
LEXAPRO 55 16 32 49
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 54 16 S2 33 39
SEROQUEL 51 0 34 27
OMEPRAZOLE 50 0 35 69
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 June 21, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.