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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 355

$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 355

326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11% 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

10% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$136 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
ALPRAZOLAM 464 31 63 B 1 3
TRAZODONE HCL 318 38 63 2 1
CLONAZEPAM 312 68 55 B 3 2
CYMBALTA 289 <11 42 4 6
BUPROPION XL 277 38 42 5 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 262 56 47 A 6 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 261 15 40 7 12
LAMOTRIGINE 227 11 42 8 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 219 <11 38 R 9 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 195 <11 24 10 15
ABILIFY 189 <11 43 A 11 7
RISPERIDONE 157 40 28 A 12 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 <11 34 12 13
INVEGA SUSTENNA 155 <11 28 A 14 36
PRAZOSIN HCL 155 <11 31 14 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 39 26 16 8
OLANZAPINE 143 13 28 A 17 16
DIAZEPAM 138 0 23 B 18 27
GABAPENTIN 135 15 21 19 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 133 30 16 20 20
LATUDA 124 16 23 A 21 34
SERTRALINE HCL 112 11 18 22 10
LORAZEPAM 108 <11 21 B 23 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 104 18 14 24 21
INVEGA 92 <11 23 A 25 41
MIRTAZAPINE 90 31 23 26 18
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 86 <11 22 R 27 25
NAMENDA 82 <11 <11 28 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 45 11 29 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 16 22 30 22
LUNESTA 76 0 12 31 44
TOPIRAMATE 73 <11 18 32 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 <11 <11 32 29
PAROXETINE HCL 68 <11 <11 34 26
VYVANSE 61 <11 <11 S2 35 83
LOXAPINE 61 11 11 A 35 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 0 11 37 17
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 0 13 38 43
SEROQUEL XR 56 0 11 A 39 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 13 11 40 24
TEMAZEPAM 51 <11 <11 B 41 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 <11 12 42 67
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 Oct. 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.