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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,748Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 334

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 334

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 1,000 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$172 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 Missouri
ABILIFY 889 79 1 5
CYMBALTA 821 34 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 461 12 3 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 448 26 4 8
LAMOTRIGINE 427 34 5 6
TOPIRAMATE 405 62 6 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 368 66 7 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 359 45 8 14
SERTRALINE HCL 337 66 9 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 318 22 10 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 295 41 11 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 277 16 12 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 251 30 R 13 9
INVEGA SUSTENNA 239 0 14 35
OLANZAPINE 222 24 15 15
PRISTIQ ER 205 0 16 31
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 204 0 R 17 42
RISPERIDONE 203 30 18 2
PROPRANOLOL HCL 193 23 19 46
MIRTAZAPINE 184 0 20 13
HALOPERIDOL 176 24 21 24
VIIBRYD 166 24 22 51
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 154 28 R 23 73
LITHIUM CARBONATE 151 0 24 18
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 140 0 R 25 22
LUNESTA 137 17 26 40
GABAPENTIN 136 13 27 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128 0 R 28 43
PAROXETINE HCL 123 24 29 23
SEROQUEL 115 15 30 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 115 0 30 39
INVEGA 114 24 32 34
SEROQUEL XR 96 0 33 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95 20 34 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 13 35 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 0 36 20
OLANZAPINE ODT 81 0 37 60
OXCARBAZEPINE 71 0 38 32
LATUDA 70 0 39 41
CLONIDINE HCL 67 0 40 69
BUPROPION XL 66 0 41 16
ZYPREXA 64 0 42 48
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 64 0 42 50
SAPHRIS 60 0 44 59
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 60 0 44 49
ZONISAMIDE 58 20 46 102
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51 0 47 30
LEXAPRO 51 0 47 45
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 Oct. 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.