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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,911Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 334

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 334

519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

4% of this provider’s 2,811 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
TRAZODONE HCL 711 111 1 1
CYMBALTA 702 179 2 3
RISPERIDONE 392 124 3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 390 158 4 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 385 67 5 8
ABILIFY 371 116 6 5
PRISTIQ ER 329 67 7 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 324 78 8 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 306 61 9 11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 297 16 R 10 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 252 81 R 11 9
MIRTAZAPINE 240 103 12 13
OLANZAPINE 230 115 13 15
SEROQUEL XR 220 39 14 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 220 87 14 12
PAROXETINE HCL 216 18 16 23
LAMOTRIGINE 212 33 17 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 191 72 18 14
SEROQUEL 183 70 19 27
TOPIRAMATE 181 17 20 28
DOXEPIN HCL 173 21 21 44
HALOPERIDOL 167 59 22 24
BUPROPION XL 146 18 23 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143 83 24 17
INVEGA SUSTENNA 136 12 25 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 40 26 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 114 41 27 20
SERTRALINE HCL 113 54 28 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 91 29 38
LUNESTA 107 17 30 40
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 105 0 31 47
LITHIUM CARBONATE 84 20 32 18
LEXAPRO 79 36 33 45
OXCARBAZEPINE 72 0 34 32
METFORMIN HCL 66 17 35 72
ZYPREXA 64 37 36 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 0 37 46
INVEGA 59 0 38 34
EXELON 59 59 38 61
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 58 0 40 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 14 41 21
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 Nov. 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.