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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 559

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 559

336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% 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 Illinois
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 336 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$148 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 Illinois
RISPERIDONE 656 29 64 A 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 508 38 47 B 2 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 466 44 51 3 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 401 72 48 A 4 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 377 <11 45 R 5 9
SERTRALINE HCL 351 39 40 6 6
ABILIFY 347 28 38 A 7 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 337 49 45 8 10
OLANZAPINE 278 43 28 A 9 7
CLOZAPINE 275 0 16 A 10 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 267 24 32 11 20
TRAZODONE HCL 266 33 35 12 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 250 32 30 13 14
MIRTAZAPINE 210 17 26 14 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 201 26 22 15 32
BUPROPION HCL SR 186 22 24 16 27
INVEGA 174 24 15 A 17 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167 39 20 18 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161 13 16 19 16
CYMBALTA 161 23 20 19 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 160 <11 16 A 21 25
BUPROPION XL 153 16 24 22 24
PAROXETINE HCL 140 <11 14 23 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 128 <11 18 24 23
RISPERDAL CONSTA 126 <11 <11 A 25 37
LATUDA 111 0 21 A 26 39
SEROQUEL XR 105 <11 14 A 27 29
LORAZEPAM 93 28 21 B 28 5
HALOPERIDOL 82 0 12 A 29 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 14 17 30 28
GABAPENTIN 65 <11 <11 31 36
INVEGA SUSTENNA 65 <11 <11 A 31 38
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 60 <11 <11 S2 33 46
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.