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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 127

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 127

372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 372 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

6% of this provider’s 1,416 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$179 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Kansas
CYMBALTA 312 46 1 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 301 75 2 9
CLOZAPINE 289 12 3 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 284 35 4 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 279 91 5 15
OLANZAPINE 260 80 6 13
RISPERIDONE 253 120 7 2
ABILIFY 240 41 8 4
TRAZODONE HCL 234 45 9 1
MIRTAZAPINE 229 115 10 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 201 77 11 3
SEROQUEL XR 191 14 12 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 168 42 13 11
PRISTIQ ER 144 0 14 30
LAMOTRIGINE 140 26 15 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123 67 16 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 114 22 17 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 111 20 R 18 10
LITHIUM CARBONATE 111 29 18 22
SERTRALINE HCL 102 32 20 5
BUPROPION XL 102 42 20 16
SEROQUEL 100 0 22 24
INVEGA SUSTENNA 80 0 23 32
PAROXETINE HCL 74 44 24 26
LATUDA 73 0 25 42
HALOPERIDOL 70 0 26 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 0 27 14
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 67 0 S2 28 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63 0 29 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 11 30 23
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 30, 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.