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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 127

$694K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 127

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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
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this specialty
in Oklahoma
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 1,825 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Oklahoma
RISPERIDONE 385 142 1 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 305 86 2 4
CYMBALTA 298 79 3 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 251 120 4 3
LAMOTRIGINE 241 37 5 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224 104 6 9
TRAZODONE HCL 224 48 6 1
DOXEPIN HCL 175 52 8 37
BUPROPION HCL SR 174 40 9 26
SEROQUEL XR 168 53 10 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 162 63 11 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160 49 12 18
PAROXETINE HCL 153 40 13 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 144 34 14 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 141 15 39
SERTRALINE HCL 142 60 15 6
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 122 13 R 17 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 31 18 17
OLANZAPINE 110 52 19 13
OXCARBAZEPINE 108 0 20 31
ABILIFY 104 16 21 7
NAMENDA 97 89 22 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 36 23 20
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 77 0 24 42
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 76 12 R 25 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 12 26 45
GABAPENTIN 69 0 27 16
SEROQUEL 69 27 27 33
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 0 R 29 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 0 30 24
BUPROPION XL 52 0 31 19
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 May 21, 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.