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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 334

$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 334

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,686 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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 $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 420 98 1 12
CYMBALTA 411 103 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 401 38 3 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 370 64 4 8
ABILIFY 365 36 5 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 71 6 4
RISPERIDONE 303 61 7 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 299 100 8 26
LAMOTRIGINE 290 60 9 6
BUPROPION HCL SR 280 82 10 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 269 75 11 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 215 48 12 7
DOXEPIN HCL 212 32 13 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 198 64 14 11
SERTRALINE HCL 195 38 15 10
MIRTAZAPINE 185 96 16 13
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 155 0 R 17 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 142 0 R 18 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 141 0 19 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE 127 28 20 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 124 44 21 20
PAROXETINE HCL 118 35 22 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110 58 23 14
RISPERDAL CONSTA 109 0 24 36
PERPHENAZINE 107 15 25 65
OXCARBAZEPINE 94 0 26 32
TOPIRAMATE 89 0 27 28
LEXAPRO 83 24 28 45
SEROQUEL XR 82 25 29 25
SEROQUEL 76 20 30 27
INVEGA 67 0 31 34
HALOPERIDOL 67 11 31 24
OLANZAPINE 65 47 33 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 28 R 34 43
BUPROPION XL 53 30 35 16
LUNESTA 51 0 36 40
PRISTIQ ER 50 0 37 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 Dec. 23, 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.