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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 69

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 69

236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19%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 Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 236 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

3% of this provider’s 668 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$174 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $142 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Nebraska
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 310 24 1 15
RISPERIDONE 303 25 2 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 278 20 R 3 7
OLANZAPINE 268 62 4 10
LAMOTRIGINE 226 15 5 5
CLOZAPINE 222 28 6 11
SEROQUEL XR 208 0 7 30
CYMBALTA 198 0 8 13
SERTRALINE HCL 193 0 9 6
ABILIFY 183 35 10 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 180 48 11 14
BUPROPION XL 168 0 12 19
TRAZODONE HCL 162 0 13 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 0 14 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 146 0 15 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 141 34 16 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125 13 17 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 120 0 18 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 38 19 8
MIRTAZAPINE 100 0 20 17
LATUDA 97 0 21 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95 0 22 37
TOPIRAMATE 90 0 23 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 22 23 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 0 25 26
INVEGA 72 0 26 34
SEROQUEL 67 0 27 23
PRISTIQ ER 66 16 28 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 66 13 28 16
ZYPREXA 63 0 30 51
VIIBRYD 61 20 31 73
LUNESTA 61 0 31 59
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 59 0 33 38
GEODON 58 0 34 75
NAMENDA 55 18 35 41
HALOPERIDOL 54 0 36 28
THIORIDAZINE HCL 53 0 R 37 58
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 51 12 38 44
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. 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.