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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 197

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 197

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%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 Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

15% of this provider’s 872 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$149 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 Kentucky
TRAZODONE HCL 805 66 1 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 537 74 2 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 529 38 R 3 12
ABILIFY 395 55 4 7
OLANZAPINE 371 57 5 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 326 0 6 5
SERTRALINE HCL 324 14 7 4
CYMBALTA 318 39 8 9
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 317 19 9 28
RISPERIDONE 302 35 10 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 249 0 11 6
DOXEPIN HCL 241 14 12 35
LAMOTRIGINE 241 0 12 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 234 0 14 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 224 12 15 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 185 55 R 16 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 162 39 17 15
PAROXETINE HCL 162 32 17 16
MIRTAZAPINE 154 18 19 10
SEROQUEL 141 0 20 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138 16 21 24
GEODON 136 0 22 60
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 135 0 R 23 23
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 131 24 R 24 48
LITHIUM CARBONATE 118 0 25 19
HALOPERIDOL 100 0 26 30
BUPROPION XL 93 17 27 21
LATUDA 91 0 28 87
BUPROPION HCL SR 82 0 29 22
GABAPENTIN 81 0 30 11
SEROQUEL XR 74 17 31 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 0 32 44
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 0 R 33 53
LEXAPRO 60 0 33 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 21 35 17
INVEGA 55 12 35 45
STRATTERA 51 0 37 121
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 Dec. 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.