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Prescriber Checkup

RICHARD LUCAS MD

#23 PARKWAY CENTER, 1211 PORTER WAGONER BLVDOZARKS MEDI OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

West plains | Missouri | 65775

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 23

$851K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 23

557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 557 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
CLONAZEPAM 611 34 133 B 1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 374 38 65 A 2 4
CYMBALTA 333 53 53 3 3
TRAZODONE HCL 332 22 75 4 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 331 23 80 5 13
LAMOTRIGINE 297 34 46 6 6
ALPRAZOLAM 281 40 56 B 7 11
DIAZEPAM 239 21 42 B 8 30
LORAZEPAM 211 78 37 B 9 22
ABILIFY 207 56 42 A 10 5
RISPERIDONE 196 53 33 A 11 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 193 16 31 12 14
SERTRALINE HCL 190 31 30 13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 180 31 46 14 10
MIRTAZAPINE 171 18 37 15 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 158 25 27 R 16 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 150 48 32 17 12
BUPROPION XL 149 16 34 18 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 146 35 32 19 20
TOPIRAMATE 120 <11 18 20 31
LUNESTA 116 0 32 21 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 116 48 22 21 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109 25 22 23 16
PAROXETINE HCL 108 25 19 24 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 14 25 25 15
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 104 32 15 A 26 21
OLANZAPINE 102 16 16 A 27 17
INVEGA 100 <11 11 A 28 40
PRAZOSIN HCL 91 <11 19 29 29
PRISTIQ ER 87 16 21 30 32
TEMAZEPAM 73 14 19 B 31 50
SEROQUEL XR 69 0 21 A 32 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 <11 20 R 33 24
DOXEPIN HCL 62 16 17 34 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 <11 <11 35 33
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Nov. 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.