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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 244

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 244

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 Minnesota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,300 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 Minnesota
CITALOPRAM HBR 645 329 1 6
RISPERIDONE 397 84 2 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 363 172 3 3
SERTRALINE HCL 363 101 3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 321 99 5 1
LAMOTRIGINE 302 39 6 12
CYMBALTA 283 126 7 10
OLANZAPINE 276 70 8 8
ABILIFY 268 47 9 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 255 74 10 13
MIRTAZAPINE 241 172 11 14
BUPROPION XL 233 39 12 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 214 51 13 18
PAROXETINE HCL 213 27 14 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196 48 15 25
OXCARBAZEPINE 179 21 16 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 166 58 17 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 51 18 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 143 26 R 19 17
NAMENDA 141 100 20 34
CLOZAPINE 135 0 21 4
GABAPENTIN 124 52 22 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120 32 23 15
SEROQUEL 114 67 24 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 106 14 25 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 100 13 26 22
HALOPERIDOL 63 44 27 29
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 57 0 28 38
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 55 0 29 26
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 54 0 30 42
LEXAPRO 53 26 31 39
LYRICA 52 23 32 110
PRAZOSIN HCL 51 0 33 43
SEROQUEL XR 50 0 34 31
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.