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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 46

$489K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 46

368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 North Dakota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,296 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 North Dakota
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 445 333 1 4
TRAZODONE HCL 437 271 2 3
RISPERIDONE 381 323 3 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 357 286 4 6
MIRTAZAPINE 346 304 5 5
CYMBALTA 319 152 6 11
SERTRALINE HCL 262 195 7 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 235 148 8 9
SEROQUEL 215 164 9 18
LAMOTRIGINE 186 51 10 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 166 79 11 8
BUPROPION XL 157 72 12 10
OLANZAPINE 137 62 13 7
CLOZAPINE 124 22 14 12
ABILIFY 122 27 15 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 64 16 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 19 17 17
GABAPENTIN 73 44 18 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 70 45 19 32
PAROXETINE HCL 70 15 19 21
HALOPERIDOL 69 57 21 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 68 32 22 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 50 22 16
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 62 31 24 42
NAMENDA 57 54 25 24
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56 47 26 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56 20 R 26 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 17 28 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 Nov. 18, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.