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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 559

$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 559

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

3% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
CLONAZEPAM 637 185 138 B 1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 541 130 130 A 2 3
RISPERIDONE 524 123 106 A 3 1
OLANZAPINE 491 241 114 A 4 7
ALPRAZOLAM 463 169 131 B 5 8
LAMOTRIGINE 352 98 75 6 17
LORAZEPAM 326 138 87 B 7 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 309 95 95 8 21
PAROXETINE HCL 304 147 69 9 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 278 112 69 10 10
TRAZODONE HCL 269 99 80 11 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 249 52 66 12 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 238 76 56 13 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 222 62 50 R 14 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 205 102 50 15 16
MIRTAZAPINE 194 119 51 16 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 193 26 45 17 19
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 186 40 36 A 18 25
ABILIFY 172 24 44 A 19 11
SERTRALINE HCL 162 40 33 20 6
OXCARBAZEPINE 160 12 44 21 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 155 63 46 22 14
SEROQUEL XR 149 20 27 A 23 29
CYMBALTA 147 33 40 24 13
LATUDA 138 <11 35 A 25 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 114 35 26 34
GABAPENTIN 126 28 36 27 36
BUPROPION HCL SR 124 54 33 28 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL 119 48 29 29 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 56 37 29 15
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 111 11 23 A 31 31
DIAZEPAM 105 29 30 B 32 33
NAMENDA 98 93* 19 33 30
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 94 31 17 34 58
CARBAMAZEPINE 91 13 22 35 44
TOPIRAMATE 89 <11 18 36 40
CLOZAPINE 88 11 12 A 37 12
DOXEPIN HCL 86 61 17 38 48
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 75 <11 14 R 39 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 37 19 R 40 43
BUPROPION XL 69 27 24 41 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 <11 17 42 28
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 <11 24 R 43 68
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 53 0 11 A 44 45
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 July 8, 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.