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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 14

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 14

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Illinois
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,251 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $131 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Illinois
CITALOPRAM HBR 493 89 1 5
SERTRALINE HCL 463 115 2 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 434 47 3 6
RISPERIDONE 400 64 4 1
TRAZODONE HCL 383 53 5 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 369 54 6 3
CYMBALTA 340 22 7 11
DOXEPIN HCL 290 61 8 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 288 14 9 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 266 39 10 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 258 25 R 11 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 224 0 12 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 18 13 17
BUPROPION XL 205 26 14 24
ABILIFY 197 20 15 7
PAROXETINE HCL 189 35 16 13
OLANZAPINE 183 13 17 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 183 72 17 26
LAMOTRIGINE 168 0 19 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 151 27 20 21
SEROQUEL 141 16 21 23
INVEGA SUSTENNA 131 0 22 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 114 0 23 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 112 0 24 25
IBUPROFEN 104 13 25 33
SEROQUEL XR 99 0 26 20
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 91 0 S2 27 34
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 89 0 S3 28 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 25 29 28
GABAPENTIN 80 0 29 37
MIRTAZAPINE 79 15 31 27
GEODON 78 0 32 30
ZYPREXA 73 0 33 39
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 11 R 34 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 15 35 31
BUPROPION HCL 63 23 35 45
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 62 0 37 46
NAMENDA 58 23 38 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 57 0 39 32
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 55 15 40 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 0 41 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 0 R 42 52
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.