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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,809Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 334

$2.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 334

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 658 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 1,820 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$155 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 Missouri
LAMOTRIGINE 579 81 1 6
SEROQUEL XR 571 78 2 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 516 80 3 7
LITHIUM CARBONATE 444 27 4 18
OLANZAPINE 425 71 5 15
LATUDA 416 12 10 6 41
GABAPENTIN 409 79 7 29
CYMBALTA 396 88 8 3
BUPROPION XL 383 53 9 16
TRAZODONE HCL 372 68 10 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 305 22 11 14
TOPIRAMATE 305 44 11 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 300 27 13 39
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 300 0 R 13 22
CLOZAPINE 288 0 15 19
RISPERIDONE 281 14 16 2
ZYPREXA RELPREVV 270 0 10 17 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 14 18 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 254 20 R 19 9
PROPRANOLOL HCL 252 0 20 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 236 32 21 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 232 36 22 54
MIRTAZAPINE 231 45 23 13
SUBOXONE 230 0 24 53
HALOPERIDOL 227 23 25 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 215 81 26 20
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 201 0 27 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182 59 28 12
SEROQUEL 177 28 29 27
METFORMIN HCL 160 13 30 72
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 159 15 31 30
RISPERDAL CONSTA 159 0 31 36
VIIBRYD 147 13 33 51
ABILIFY 146 15 34 5
OMEPRAZOLE 141 19 35 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 141 22 35 11
OLANZAPINE ODT 140 12 37 60
PRISTIQ ER 136 25 38 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 25 39 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 17 40 68
FANAPT 98 0 41 86
LISINOPRIL 81 17 42 70
SERTRALINE HCL 79 0 43 10
PAROXETINE HCL 75 23 44 23
SIMVASTATIN 73 0 45 67
STRATTERA 71 0 46 90
LEXAPRO 71 14 46 45
NAMENDA 66 28 48 33
NALTREXONE HCL 66 0 48 94
INVEGA SUSTENNA 63 0 50 35
GEMFIBROZIL 63 0 50 130
ZYPREXA 63 0 50 48
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 62 0 R 53 73
CLONAZEPAM 62 0 53 105
EQUETRO 61 0 10 55 91
RANITIDINE HCL 61 0 55 76
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 60 0 R 57 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 60 16 57 21
FUROSEMIDE 57 12 59 101
NEXIUM 53 0 60 144
GEODON 52 0 61 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 51 0 62 98
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 51 0 S2 62 37
INVEGA 50 0 64 34
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 Sept. 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.