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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 738

$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 738

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 1,254 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 540 63 R 1 6
RISPERIDONE 466 101 2 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 407 93 3 4
HALOPERIDOL 298 37 4 29
ALPRAZOLAM 291 90 5 17
MIRTAZAPINE 263 66 6 10
SERTRALINE HCL 235 27 7 5
TRAZODONE HCL 208 38 8 1
SEROQUEL XR 195 40 9 13
TEMAZEPAM 176 45 10 28
ABILIFY 163 35 11 7
BUPROPION XL 156 0 12 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 16 13 3
LORAZEPAM 144 45 14 34
LAMOTRIGINE 139 12 15 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 40 16 14
PAROXETINE HCL 119 30 17 16
CLONAZEPAM 119 16 17 30
CYMBALTA 117 0 19 11
OLANZAPINE 95 31 20 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 0 21 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 13 21 19
BUPROPION HCL SR 77 19 23 22
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 72 25 24 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71 0 25 25
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 69 22 R 26 46
GABAPENTIN 69 0 26 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 65 0 28 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 0 29 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 53 30 21
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53 0 R 31 32
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Dec. 12, 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.