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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,870Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 334

$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 334

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

7% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 819 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$93 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
RISPERIDONE 746 115 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 644 103 2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 523 38 3 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 499 52 4 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 342 28 R 5 9
ABILIFY 287 0 6 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 246 16 7 11
BUPROPION HCL SR 235 16 8 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 235 34 8 12
SERTRALINE HCL 221 0 10 10
MIRTAZAPINE 211 51 11 13
SEROQUEL 204 24 12 27
OLANZAPINE 200 38 13 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 25 14 8
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 164 0 R 15 22
TOPIRAMATE 157 25 16 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 156 0 17 14
LAMOTRIGINE 155 0 18 6
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 155 0 R 18 42
PAROXETINE HCL 122 43 20 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 115 20 21 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 106 0 22 20
CYMBALTA 103 21 23 3
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 101 0 S2 24 37
CARBAMAZEPINE 90 13 25 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 0 26 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 0 27 26
PERPHENAZINE 71 0 28 65
BUPROPION XL 63 0 29 16
IBUPROFEN 60 0 30 79
THIOTHIXENE 60 0 30 81
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 59 0 32 50
HALOPERIDOL 58 0 33 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 0 R 34 43
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 55 0 35 47
DOXEPIN HCL 50 0 36 44
LITHIUM CARBONATE 50 0 36 18
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 Oct. 12, 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.