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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,338Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 254

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 254

285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 Indiana
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$158 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $133 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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 Indiana
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 557 34 66 R 1 7
CLONAZEPAM 500 42 58 B 2 1
RISPERIDONE 496 80 62 A 3 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 446 84 44 A 4 4
TRAZODONE HCL 421 55 71 5 2
LAMOTRIGINE 310 11 38 6 10
OLANZAPINE 308 55 30 A 7 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 308 18 32 7 12
SERTRALINE HCL 267 55 34 9 6
ABILIFY 267 <11 37 A 9 9
LORAZEPAM 266 64 31 B 11 14
GABAPENTIN 265 12 30 12 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 <11 41 13 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 247 <11 32 14 21
AMANTADINE 231 41 32 15 63
BUPROPION HCL SR 211 12 28 16 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 209 14 22 17 15
HALOPERIDOL 207 <11 24 A 18 29
INVEGA SUSTENNA 205 0 21 A 19 26
OXCARBAZEPINE 199 <11 25 20 35
CLOZAPINE 196 0 12 A 21 18
PAROXETINE HCL 193 37 24 22 28
CYMBALTA 191 13 20 23 11
THIOTHIXENE 190 15 21 A 10 24 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 184 22 22 25 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 166 0 16 A 26 24
INVEGA 160 0 13 A 27 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154 34 18 28 13
MIRTAZAPINE 147 28 18 29 20
BUPROPION XL 142 <11 15 30 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 140 16 17 31 17
TOPIRAMATE 134 0 14 32 32
ALPRAZOLAM 126 <11 17 B 33 5
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 124 <11 13 R 34 44
LATUDA 123 <11 25 A 35 37
SEROQUEL XR 120 <11 20 A 36 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103 14 11 37 31
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 98 <11 <11 A 38 61
SAPHRIS 95 0 15 A 39 52
VIIBRYD 81 <11 <11 40 46
OLANZAPINE ODT 81 <11 <11 A 40 49
RISPERDAL CONSTA 80 <11 <11 A 42 36
DIAZEPAM 77 0 11 B 43 33
PRAZOSIN HCL 71 <11 <11 44 45
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 <11 18 R 45 39
LITHIUM CARBONATE 57 <11 <11 46 22
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 57 <11 <11 A 46 48
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 May 20, 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.