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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 355

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 355

123 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11% Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

24% of this provider’s 123 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 123 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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
LAMOTRIGINE 473 26 61 1 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 378 29 53 2 21
CLONIDINE HCL 247 0 43 3 79
INVEGA SUSTENNA 230 0 27 A 4 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208 <11 31 A 5 4
ALPRAZOLAM 197 0 25 B 6 3
TEMAZEPAM 194 0 37 B 7 39
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 185 26 30 8 105
DOXEPIN HCL 160 <11 29 9 46
ABILIFY 158 0 32 A 10 7
CLONAZEPAM 143 <11 22 B 11 2
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 134 0 21 A 12 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 0 27 12 13
TOPIRAMATE 134 0 18 12 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 13 22 15 12
TRAZODONE HCL 122 0 18 16 1
GUANFACINE HCL 121 12 20 R 17 106
CLOZAPINE 120 11 11 A 18 23
LORAZEPAM 120 0 18 B 18 11
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 119 <11 16 S2 20 37
BUPROPION XL 116 0 18 21 19
PROPRANOLOL HCL 115 0 18 22 50
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 100 0 20 B 23 87
CALCITRIOL 99 <11 27 24 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 <11 <11 25 15
NAMENDA 83 11 11 26 35
LATUDA 80 0 14 A 27 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 79 0 11 A 28 28
OMEPRAZOLE 77 0 11 29 71
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 75 17 13 S2 30 52
SAPHRIS 74 0 12 A 31 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 <11 <11 S3 32 80
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62 <11 <11 33 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 <11 <11 34 8
OLANZAPINE 57 14 11 A 35 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 56 <11 <11 36 38
RISPERIDONE 54 <11 <11 A 37 5
ABILIFY MAINTENA 53 0 14 A 38 95
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 <11 <11 38 67
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 50 <11 11 40 59
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 Aug. 7, 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.