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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 559

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 559

609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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 Illinois
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Illinois
LAMOTRIGINE 672 75 122 1 17
RISPERIDONE 599 130 106 A 2 1
CLONAZEPAM 513 64 90 B 3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 503 116 100 B 4 8
TRAZODONE HCL 480 41 87 5 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 412 42 64 A 6 3
LORAZEPAM 402 118 78 B 7 5
SERTRALINE HCL 370 81 66 8 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 363 29 61 9 19
CLOZAPINE 337 0 24 A 10 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 318 29 46 R 11 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 307 111 54 12 14
ABILIFY 301 32 61 A 13 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 296 37 47 14 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 270 36 54 15 16
CYMBALTA 258 59 43 16 13
OLANZAPINE 249 84 47 A 17 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206 57 36 18 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 201 26 39 19 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 195 20 27 A 20 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 25 40 21 21
HALOPERIDOL 134 25 21 A 22 22
GABAPENTIN 118 49 22 23 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 <11 20 24 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 <11 13 R 25 43
BUPROPION XL 91 16 19 26 24
PAROXETINE HCL 89 19 20 27 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 0 12 28 28
MIRTAZAPINE 80 16 17 29 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 72 <11 18 30 32
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67 62* 17 31 65
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 66 <11 <11 32 58
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 62 <11 15 S2 33 46
LATUDA 62 0 16 A 33 39
TOPIRAMATE 59 <11 <11 35 40
SEROQUEL XR 58 0 14 A 36 29
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 Dec. 23, 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.