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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 334

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 334

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%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

5% of this provider’s 419 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

2% of this provider’s 1,459 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$122 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 559 113 1 12
TRAZODONE HCL 550 73 2 1
RISPERIDONE 446 40 3 2
PRISTIQ ER 395 22 10 4 31
LAMOTRIGINE 381 66 5 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 381 39 5 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 348 110 7 4
BUPROPION HCL SR 318 51 8 21
ABILIFY 304 27 9 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281 47 10 7
CYMBALTA 244 31 11 3
OXCARBAZEPINE 197 0 12 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 196 14 13 11
SERTRALINE HCL 195 19 14 10
LITHIUM CARBONATE 184 0 15 18
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 183 0 R 16 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 179 14 R 17 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 179 21 17 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 15 19 8
OLANZAPINE 154 43 20 15
INVEGA 152 26 21 34
MIRTAZAPINE 150 46 22 13
GABAPENTIN 145 0 23 29
TOPIRAMATE 140 0 24 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 48 25 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 130 0 26 30
SEROQUEL 119 21 27 27
SAPHRIS 118 0 28 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 81 29 38
PAROXETINE HCL 111 0 30 23
PRAZOSIN HCL 111 0 30 56
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 99 17 R 32 42
INVEGA SUSTENNA 98 0 33 35
HALOPERIDOL 91 0 34 24
SEROQUEL XR 89 0 35 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88 20 36 46
LUNESTA 81 0 37 40
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 80 0 38 50
NAMENDA 77 49 39 33
GEODON 64 0 40 66
BUPROPION XL 56 0 41 16
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 55 29 42 78
LEXAPRO 53 19 43 45
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 0 44 145
CLOZAPINE 50 0 45 19
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 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.