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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 197

$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 197

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

3% of this provider’s 406 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

11% of this provider’s 584 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Kentucky
FLUOXETINE HCL 303 25 1 5
OLANZAPINE 300 31 2 14
RISPERIDONE 298 27 3 2
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 260 18 4 47
PAROXETINE HCL 241 43 5 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 47 6 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 212 14 R 7 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 191 17 8 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 188 0 9 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183 22 10 6
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 177 23 11 58
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 167 22 R 12 48
SERTRALINE HCL 158 0 13 4
DOXEPIN HCL 157 19 14 35
TRAZODONE HCL 154 0 15 1
LAMOTRIGINE 146 0 16 8
CLONIDINE HCL 136 0 17 51
HALOPERIDOL 134 0 18 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE 132 0 19 19
GUANFACINE HCL 131 11 R 20 93
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 124 0 21 28
ABILIFY 117 0 22 7
GABAPENTIN 112 0 23 11
ZYPREXA 102 0 24 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 30 25 32
INVEGA 85 0 26 45
ZONISAMIDE 82 0 27 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 15 R 28 34
MIRTAZAPINE 79 27 29 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 0 30 15
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 64 0 R 31 23
CYMBALTA 64 0 31 9
GEODON 63 0 33 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 0 34 24
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 0 R 35 53
THIOTHIXENE 58 23 36 57
CLOZAPINE 53 0 37 29
THIORIDAZINE HCL 52 0 R 38 77
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52 11 38 72
RISPERDAL CONSTA 51 11 40 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 0 40 46
SEROQUEL 50 0 42 26
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 Aug. 28, 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.