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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 537

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 537

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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 Illinois
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

10% of this provider’s 2,987 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $125 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 Illinois
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 883 142 R 1 4
RISPERIDONE 873 229 2 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 832 75 3 14
TRAZODONE HCL 579 124 4 2
CLONIDINE HCL 575 47 5 53
OLANZAPINE 554 95 6 9
SEROQUEL XR 503 28 7 24
CLOZAPINE 417 15 8 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 345 77 9 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 326 80 10 11
LAMOTRIGINE 319 57 11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 317 101 12 6
LITHIUM CARBONATE 315 79 13 19
HALOPERIDOL 312 24 14 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 282 55 15 20
SERTRALINE HCL 273 79 16 3
RISPERDAL CONSTA 256 0 17 32
CYMBALTA 253 36 18 10
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 240 38 R 19 43
NAMENDA 214 126 20 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201 45 21 58
CARBAMAZEPINE 197 52 22 41
SIMVASTATIN 189 23 23 61
OMEPRAZOLE 188 27 24 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 186 25 25 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 185 61 26 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 180 44 R 27 37
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 177 36 28 40
LISINOPRIL 169 47 29 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 166 40 30 16
MIRTAZAPINE 162 55 31 15
ABILIFY 154 35 32 8
SEROQUEL 146 26 33 23
VIIBRYD 140 43 34 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 131 37 35 27
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 127 0 36 33
OXCARBAZEPINE 115 17 37 29
INVEGA 113 22 38 44
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 111 0 39 26
SAPHRIS 107 20 40 72
METFORMIN HCL 103 0 41 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101 29 42 81
ZYPREXA 100 0 43 51
LEXAPRO 97 15 44 49
FUROSEMIDE 96 17 45 94
VALPROIC ACID 95 23 46 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 0 47 114
PAROXETINE HCL 94 27 47 21
BUPROPION HCL SR 83 25 49 25
IMIPRAMINE HCL 79 23 R 50 101
RANITIDINE HCL 76 0 51 83
EXELON 74 57 52 60
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 73 0 53 52
FANAPT 72 14 54 79
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 71 11 55 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 26 56 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL 66 21 57 59
GABAPENTIN 66 0 57 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 28 59 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 0 60 99
IBUPROFEN 57 0 61 87
TRAMADOL HCL 56 0 62 128
ATENOLOL 56 26 62 102
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 54 0 R 64 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 17 65 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 0 66 109
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. 5, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.