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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 234

$790K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 234

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 436 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

0% of this provider’s 925 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $151 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 Indiana
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 494 100 1 16
RISPERIDONE 330 27 2 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 321 42 3 8
TRAZODONE HCL 320 21 4 1
OLANZAPINE 280 51 5 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269 51 6 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237 50 7 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 221 56 8 10
SERTRALINE HCL 210 37 9 3
ABILIFY 190 0 10 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 58 11 11
LAMOTRIGINE 176 0 11 7
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 168 0 13 21
CYMBALTA 166 49 14 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 165 0 R 15 5
HALOPERIDOL 164 17 16 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE 159 13 17 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 113 12 18 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109 0 19 29
SEROQUEL 105 0 20 31
MIRTAZAPINE 104 18 21 18
DOXEPIN HCL 91 14 22 47
THIORIDAZINE HCL 88 0 R 23 62
BUPROPION HCL SR 85 33 24 25
CLOZAPINE 83 0 25 13
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 81 0 R 26 35
PAROXETINE HCL 81 25 26 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 63 0 28 30
SEROQUEL XR 60 0 29 22
TOPIRAMATE 58 0 30 28
LEXAPRO 58 11 30 45
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55 0 32 81
BUPROPION XL 54 0 33 17
PRISTIQ ER 53 12 34 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 0 R 35 57
GEODON 50 0 36 49
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 50 31 36 64
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 9, 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.