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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 46

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 46

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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 North Dakota
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 367 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

3% of this provider’s 1,528 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$178 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 North Dakota
OLANZAPINE 613 63 1 7
RISPERIDONE 575 70 2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 516 93 3 3
SEROQUEL XR 447 47 4 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 419 0 R 5 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 380 40 6 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 363 75 7 19
SERTRALINE HCL 342 48 8 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 325 27 9 4
CLOZAPINE 276 0 10 12
BUPROPION XL 261 35 11 10
RISPERDAL CONSTA 257 0 12 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 245 17 13 8
PAROXETINE HCL 219 49 14 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 211 17 15 20
ABILIFY 210 43 16 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 186 22 17 26
MIRTAZAPINE 174 34 18 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 161 32 19 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152 36 20 16
BUPROPION HCL SR 146 18 21 32
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 142 0 22 39
CYMBALTA 138 33 23 11
INVEGA SUSTENNA 132 0 24 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 0 25 17
SEROQUEL 122 0 26 18
INVEGA 121 0 27 36
OXCARBAZEPINE 104 13 28 35
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103 12 29 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 13 30 9
ZYPREXA 93 14 31 29
LATUDA 89 0 32 49
LAMOTRIGINE 87 0 33 15
THIOTHIXENE 87 0 33 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 82 0 35 23
HALOPERIDOL 82 0 35 34
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 77 0 R 37 33
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 0 38 51
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 75 0 39 47
TOPIRAMATE 63 0 40 30
GEODON 62 0 41 56
OLANZAPINE ODT 58 0 42 46
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 23, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.