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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,044Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 537

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 537

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 Illinois
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 586 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

4% of this provider’s 1,773 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $125 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 1,491 236 1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 920 43 R 2 4
TRAZODONE HCL 777 90 3 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 679 105 4 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 628 75 5 16
LAMOTRIGINE 551 12 6 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 532 87 7 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 444 41 8 11
OLANZAPINE 426 47 9 9
CYMBALTA 398 96 10 10
MIRTAZAPINE 369 69 11 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE 366 14 12 19
ABILIFY 352 79 13 8
SERTRALINE HCL 348 83 14 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 317 89 15 20
PAROXETINE HCL 301 82 16 21
SEROQUEL 253 48 17 23
HALOPERIDOL 204 0 18 18
CLOZAPINE 202 23 19 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 188 0 20 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 186 0 21 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 181 0 22 26
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 153 26 S2 23 42
BUPROPION HCL SR 153 26 23 25
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 148 0 R 25 43
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 137 23 R 26 54
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 134 34 27 40
LEXAPRO 119 34 28 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110 0 29 14
BUPROPION XL 109 0 30 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 13 R 31 37
OXCARBAZEPINE 108 0 31 29
GABAPENTIN 104 24 33 35
ZYPREXA 102 36 34 51
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 90 0 R 35 66
GEODON 87 0 36 55
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 79 19 37 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 24 38 17
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 64 27 39 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 0 40 56
THIOTHIXENE 57 0 41 76
VALPROIC ACID 56 0 42 46
INVEGA 55 0 43 44
BUPROPION HCL 52 0 44 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 32 44 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 Oct. 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.