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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 256

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 256

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Minnesota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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 18%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 Minnesota
CLOZAPINE 668 74 39 A 1 5
RISPERIDONE 489 68 60 A 2 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 384 68 54 R 3 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 371 53 46 A 4 1
LORAZEPAM 354 86 56 B 5 9
OLANZAPINE 333 27 34 A 6 7
LITHIUM CARBONATE 241 43 31 7 24
CLONAZEPAM 238 41 36 B 8 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 213 106 27 9 10
BUPROPION XL 212 40 24 10 13
SERTRALINE HCL 206 23 31 11 8
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 189 21 20 A 12 65
TRAZODONE HCL 176 79 32 13 3
LAMOTRIGINE 164 37 18 14 14
ABILIFY 152 17 25 A 15 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 145 29 21 16 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 145 15 26 16 15
MIRTAZAPINE 140 38 21 18 16
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 140 14 15 R 18 64
HALOPERIDOL 129 11 17 A 20 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 119 42 14 21 20
RISPERDAL CONSTA 108 <11 14 A 22 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 12 18 23 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 18 18 24 11
CLOZARIL 99 <11 <11 A 10 24 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98 <11 16 26 28
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 86 12 17 A 27 85
THIOTHIXENE 83 <11 <11 A 28 71
BUPROPION HCL SR 77 15 18 29 27
GABAPENTIN 72 <11 <11 30 22
ALPRAZOLAM 70 13 12 B 31 23
INVEGA 64 <11 <11 A 32 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 <11 12 33 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 61 <11 <11 34 61
OXCARBAZEPINE 59 <11 <11 35 36
TOPIRAMATE 59 <11 <11 35 29
CYMBALTA 59 <11 <11 35 12
PRAZOSIN HCL 55 <11 <11 38 44
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 52 <11 <11 A 39 76
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. 15, 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.