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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 234

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 234

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 Indiana
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,682 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$152 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $151 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 Indiana
RISPERIDONE 578 218 1 2
SERTRALINE HCL 368 79 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 362 75 3 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 340 101 4 8
OLANZAPINE 324 115 5 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 317 117 6 11
SUBOXONE 314 24 7 50
ABILIFY 307 42 8 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 268 41 9 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 261 44 10 10
PAROXETINE HCL 254 90 11 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 220 21 12 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 201 15 13 20
MIRTAZAPINE 196 39 14 18
SEROQUEL 162 46 15 31
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 161 29 R 16 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151 15 17 14
ZYPREXA 143 35 18 43
CYMBALTA 139 23 19 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 131 36 20 12
HALOPERIDOL 124 39 21 23
LEXAPRO 119 23 22 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 30 23 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 108 0 24 21
SEROQUEL XR 101 0 25 22
BUPROPION XL 97 24 26 17
OXCARBAZEPINE 95 0 27 30
LAMOTRIGINE 91 0 28 7
NAMENDA 87 75 29 41
INVEGA 82 0 30 33
GABAPENTIN 80 24 31 26
TOPIRAMATE 71 0 32 28
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 61 0 33 48
RISPERDAL CONSTA 60 0 34 32
THIORIDAZINE HCL 59 0 R 35 62
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 0 36 25
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 0 37 58
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 9, 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.