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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,059Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 334

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 334

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
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this specialty
in Missouri
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,436 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$113 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

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 Missouri
TRAZODONE HCL 691 87 1 1
RISPERIDONE 584 41 2 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 498 43 3 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 484 48 4 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 479 106 5 8
SERTRALINE HCL 405 84 6 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 398 60 7 30
CYMBALTA 362 64 8 3
OXCARBAZEPINE 347 37 9 32
ABILIFY 331 20 10 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 322 12 R 11 9
LAMOTRIGINE 310 49 12 6
PAROXETINE HCL 303 56 13 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 294 53 14 4
BUPROPION HCL SR 286 66 15 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 274 54 16 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 258 39 17 20
SEROQUEL XR 251 23 18 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 244 39 19 17
MIRTAZAPINE 218 33 20 13
OLANZAPINE 207 19 21 15
LOXAPINE 204 0 22 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 187 35 23 12
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 163 26 R 24 22
SEROQUEL 153 13 25 27
LITHIUM CARBONATE 148 0 26 18
GABAPENTIN 134 0 27 29
BUPROPION XL 114 31 28 16
TOPIRAMATE 103 0 29 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92 24 30 46
GEODON 89 15 31 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 21 32 26
LUNESTA 87 0 33 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 26 R 34 43
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 76 0 R 35 73
LATUDA 72 0 36 41
LEXAPRO 67 14 37 45
PRAZOSIN HCL 63 0 38 56
DEPAKOTE ER 62 0 39 133
ZYPREXA 61 0 40 48
INVEGA 61 0 40 34
DOXEPIN HCL 60 14 42 44
HALOPERIDOL 57 0 43 24
STRATTERA 53 0 44 90
NALTREXONE HCL 52 0 45 94
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 0 46 39
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.