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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 23

$555K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 23

150 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9% Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
TRAZODONE HCL 257 <11 38 1 1
OLANZAPINE 193 18 20 A 2 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 187 21 23 3 16
CLOZAPINE 186 0 13 A 4 23
BUPROPION XL 185 12 22 5 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 183 <11 23 6 14
LAMOTRIGINE 182 0 23 7 6
CYMBALTA 177 23 22 8 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 173 0 24 R 9 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 171 0 25 10 20
HALOPERIDOL 149 13 20 A 11 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146 11 14 A 12 4
ABILIFY 135 12 18 A 13 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 0 17 13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 130 <11 19 15 7
CLONAZEPAM 114 14 16 B 16 2
PROPRANOLOL HCL 104 0 12 17 45
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 100 0 18 R 18 24
LORAZEPAM 96 33 14 B 19 22
RISPERIDONE 94 22 13 A 20 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 92 <11 11 21 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 0 17 21 13
OMEPRAZOLE 83 <11 <11 23 47
ALPRAZOLAM 83 13 11 B 23 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 <11 <11 23 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 <11 <11 26 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 <11 <11 27 12
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 65 <11 <11 A 28 21
SIMVASTATIN 60 <11 <11 29 54
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50 <11 <11 A 30 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 <11 <11 30 18
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.