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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 127

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 127

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%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 Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 527 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$136 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $141 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Kansas
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 404 23 1 9
SERTRALINE HCL 385 37 2 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 371 34 3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 328 19 4 1
RISPERIDONE 323 16 5 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 302 60 6 3
CYMBALTA 265 20 7 6
RISPERDAL CONSTA 253 14 8 27
METHADONE HCL 221 38 S2 9 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 0 S3 10 36
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 209 0 R 11 10
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 196 0 12 50
SEROQUEL 193 0 13 24
CLOZAPINE 169 0 14 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154 17 15 15
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 141 0 16 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 0 17 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 0 18 18
ABILIFY 128 0 19 4
OLANZAPINE 127 14 20 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 119 12 21 14
HALOPERIDOL 107 0 22 29
MIRTAZAPINE 96 14 23 12
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 95 0 24 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 11 25 20
TOPIRAMATE 84 0 26 28
GABAPENTIN 76 0 27 25
SEROQUEL XR 75 12 28 19
CARISOPRODOL 73 0 R 29 67
LAMOTRIGINE 73 0 29 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 0 31 31
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 67 0 32 52
LUNESTA 67 0 32 51
PAROXETINE HCL 66 0 34 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 0 S2 35 68
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 60 0 S2 36 37
CARBAMAZEPINE 59 0 37 47
BUPROPION XL 55 0 38 16
CLONIDINE HCL 55 0 38 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 0 R 40 65
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 9, 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.