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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 129

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 129

366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 Iowa
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 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 Iowa
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 601 47 83 R 1 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 563 107 68 A 2 3
BUSPIRONE HCL 544 101 76 3 20
TRAZODONE HCL 454 86 67 4 2
OLANZAPINE 398 62 38 A 5 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 395 100 55 6 7
DOXEPIN HCL 321 25 51 7 44
HALOPERIDOL 319 30 46 A 8 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 317 49 45 9 21
RISPERIDONE 317 75 41 A 9 4
BUPROPION XL 307 43 38 11 16
CLOZAPINE 301 <11 29 A 12 23
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 301 13 53 R 12 31
CLONAZEPAM 261 108 36 B 14 1
LORAZEPAM 259 117 35 B 15 5
LAMOTRIGINE 243 60 33 16 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 235 24 30 17 10
PROPRANOLOL HCL 222 <11 28 18 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 29 30 19 12
PERPHENAZINE 217 29 23 A 20 47
CYMBALTA 210 56 29 21 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 189 67 24 22 26
NAMENDA 183 73 20 23 29
ABILIFY 177 18 24 A 24 9
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 157 <11 24 A 25 39
PAROXETINE HCL 149 48 18 26 22
MIRTAZAPINE 148 39 23 27 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 135 53 21 28 15
THIOTHIXENE 129 29 21 A 29 46
TOPIRAMATE 121 0 17 30 55
DIAZEPAM 120 34 19 B 31 28
SERTRALINE HCL 114 49 21 32 8
VIIBRYD 105 22 18 33 45
LITHIUM CARBONATE 95 <11 <11 34 24
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 89 <11 13 35 51
TEMAZEPAM 87 37 11 B 36 48
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 76 <11 12 A 37 49
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 0 13 38 56
RISPERDAL CONSTA 71 <11 <11 A 39 30
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 70 <11 <11 A 40 25
CLONIDINE HCL 69 <11 15 41 72
PRISTIQ ER 68 <11 <11 42 34
SAPHRIS 61 0 11 A 43 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 23 13 43 19
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58 <11 <11 45 40
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 53 <11 <11 A 46 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 <11 <11 47 32
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.