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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 537

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 537

809 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

4% of this provider’s 809 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 3,104 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$151 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $125 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
RISPERIDONE 1,726 481 1 1
LAMOTRIGINE 1,212 188 10 2 12
SERTRALINE HCL 970 203 3 3
NAMENDA 670 362 4 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 527 258 5 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 512 134 6 6
SEROQUEL XR 463 71 7 24
ABILIFY 447 56 8 8
OLANZAPINE 335 124 9 9
CYMBALTA 328 112 10 10
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 325 55 11 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 308 12 12 13
TRAZODONE HCL 293 14 13 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 266 53 14 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 264 18 15 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259 75 16 20
MIRTAZAPINE 241 52 17 15
PAROXETINE HCL 236 65 18 21
TOPIRAMATE 234 0 19 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 187 22 20 14
INVEGA SUSTENNA 183 28 21 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168 19 22 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 0 23 17
CLOZAPINE 156 51 24 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 146 20 R 25 4
ARICEPT 141 98 26 104
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 138 23 27 52
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 132 20 28 26
CARBAMAZEPINE 131 0 29 41
SEROQUEL 103 14 30 23
HALOPERIDOL 102 0 31 18
BUPROPION XL 101 16 32 22
RISPERDAL CONSTA 95 28 33 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 0 R 34 37
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 83 35 35 47
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 79 0 36 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 69 17 37 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 0 38 59
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 60 0 39 80
OXCARBAZEPINE 60 0 39 29
LEXAPRO 59 17 41 49
GABAPENTIN 54 0 42 35
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 8, 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.