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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,097Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 334

$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 334

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

2% of this provider’s 506 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 4,752 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
SERTRALINE HCL 645 457 1 10
RISPERIDONE 566 294 2 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 484 336 3 17
CYMBALTA 430 194 4 3
TRAZODONE HCL 423 311 5 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 383 324 6 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 321 249 7 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL 319 244 10 8 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 311 205 9 4
OLANZAPINE 276 119 10 15
LAMOTRIGINE 235 102 11 6
NAMENDA 233 202 12 33
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 217 169 13 74
OXCARBAZEPINE 195 26 14 32
ABILIFY 193 117 15 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172 60 16 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 161 102 17 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 159 64 R 18 43
PAROXETINE HCL 154 100 19 23
LEXAPRO 150 113 20 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 98 21 8
BUPROPION XL 119 47 22 16
MIRTAZAPINE 100 78 23 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 99 23 R 24 9
LATUDA 90 17 25 41
BUPROPION HCL SR 84 36 26 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 31 27 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75 44 28 30
SEROQUEL 69 16 29 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 35 30 14
PRISTIQ ER 68 39 30 31
VIIBRYD 66 49 32 51
HALOPERIDOL 58 12 33 24
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 11, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.