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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,065Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 355

$2.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 355

650 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

6% of this provider’s 650 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 650 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$149 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
SEROQUEL XR 807 123 128 A 1 30
LAMOTRIGINE 792 151 124 2 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 785 136 153 A 3 4
CLONAZEPAM 781 96 122 B 4 2
LATUDA 645 38 112 A 10 5 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 620 29 106 10 6 21
OLANZAPINE 601 102 115 A 7 16
GABAPENTIN 502 87 119 8 33
BUPROPION XL 440 59 80 9 19
CLOZAPINE 440 0 28 A 9 23
CYMBALTA 401 105 82 11 6
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 357 <11 95 R 12 25
TOPIRAMATE 357 23 67 12 32
TRAZODONE HCL 353 69 108 14 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347 41 75 15 59
CARBAMAZEPINE 346 41 84 16 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 314 <11 83 17 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 307 54 67 18 20
SUBOXONE 289 0 45 S3 19 56
MIRTAZAPINE 282 58 62 20 18
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 279 12 61 R 21 14
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 255 14 38 A 22 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 250 25 47 23 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 242 75 48 24 15
RISPERIDONE 240 <11 62 A 25 5
FANAPT 227 0 29 A 10 26 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 221 66 42 27 22
OLANZAPINE ODT 217 26 53 A 10 28 55
HALOPERIDOL 211 13 36 A 29 31
ALPRAZOLAM 210 21 41 B 30 3
RISPERDAL CONSTA 193 0 17 A 31 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191 42 41 32 17
METFORMIN HCL 190 19 36 33 89
VIIBRYD 189 18 39 34 49
ABILIFY 170 24 44 A 35 7
LORAZEPAM 159 24 51 B 36 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 159 37 39 36 12
ZYPREXA RELPREVV 157 0 19 A 10 38 92
OMEPRAZOLE 155 22 37 39 71
PRISTIQ ER 147 20 29 40 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 132 16 24 41 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 34 27 42 8
NAMENDA 126 58 34 43 35
LISINOPRIL 126 22 39 43 75
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 118 0 21 S3 45 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115 35 21 46 29
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 114 12 22 A 47 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 112 30 22 48 24
SIMVASTATIN 111 19 34 49 70
PAROXETINE HCL 98 12 26 50 26
SERTRALINE HCL 97 32 26 51 10
STRATTERA 89 0 13 52 91
MODAFINIL 86 0 11 53 122
NALTREXONE HCL 86 <11 27 53 77
RANITIDINE HCL 84 <11 23 55 76
INVEGA SUSTENNA 73 0 13 A 56 36
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 71 <11 <11 R 57 74
IBUPROFEN 70 <11 28 58 100
ABILIFY MAINTENA 67 <11 17 A 10 59 95
PRAZOSIN HCL 64 0 12 60 53
FUROSEMIDE 64 <11 24 60 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 63 15 24 62 86
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 61 <11 <11 63 134
LUNESTA 61 <11 <11 63 44
NUEDEXTA 60 <11 <11 65 63
INVEGA 56 0 16 A 66 41
PRIMIDONE 55 <11 <11 67 138
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 49* 17 68 40
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 <11 19 R 69 58
LOXAPINE 52 <11 <11 A 69 60
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 52 <11 15 S2 69 37
OXCARBAZEPINE 52 0 14 69 38
EQUETRO 51 14 15 10 73 99
GEMFIBROZIL 50 0 12 74 144
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 Sept. 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.