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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 763

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 763

439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,086 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$122 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 Pennsylvania
TRAZODONE HCL 763 81 1 2
RISPERIDONE 596 61 2 1
BUPROPION HCL SR 567 74 10 3 15
ABILIFY 433 42 4 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 399 94 5 9
CYMBALTA 389 28 6 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 356 63 7 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 326 20 8 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 315 54 9 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 306 44 10 6
MIRTAZAPINE 279 50 11 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 273 0 12 18
LAMOTRIGINE 240 0 13 11
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 212 12 14 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 197 35 R 15 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 26 16 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 181 14 17 19
SEROQUEL XR 164 15 18 28
PRISTIQ ER 164 0 18 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 150 18 20 32
OLANZAPINE 149 28 21 12
SERTRALINE HCL 145 22 22 5
BUPROPION XL 139 50 23 25
PAROXETINE HCL 135 0 24 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 129 0 25 17
SEROQUEL 121 20 26 26
GABAPENTIN 112 0 27 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 98 0 R 28 29
GEODON 95 0 29 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 17 30 23
SAPHRIS 82 0 30 81
STRATTERA 78 0 32 72
PERPHENAZINE 71 17 33 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 0 34 20
INVEGA 66 0 35 59
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 36 30
VYVANSE 57 0 S2 37 128
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 0 R 38 41
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 July 17, 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.