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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,961Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 197

$892K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 197

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 Louisiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 2,942 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Louisiana
TRAZODONE HCL 392 115 1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 364 192 2 3
CYMBALTA 251 94 3 5
RISPERIDONE 247 111 4 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 236 132 5 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 78 6 11
MIRTAZAPINE 219 142 7 9
ABILIFY 174 55 8 10
BUPROPION XL 164 81 9 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 152 68 10 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 148 39 11 20
SEROQUEL XR 136 32 12 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 131 24 R 13 4
EXELON 126 125 14 46
LAMOTRIGINE 125 28 15 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 123 54 16 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 67 17 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 119 33 18 24
SERTRALINE HCL 117 41 19 7
SAPHRIS 110 22 20 69
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 104 0 R 21 29
SEROQUEL 104 57 21 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 57 23 12
HALOPERIDOL 95 44 24 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 30 25 26
PRISTIQ ER 87 22 26 36
NAMENDA 85 84 27 21
CLONAZEPAM 84 79 28 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 70 29 27
OXCARBAZEPINE 73 20 30 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 21 31 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 61 26 32 42
LISINOPRIL 59 16 33 49
LEXAPRO 59 32 33 51
PAROXETINE HCL 56 14 35 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 0 R 36 38
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.