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Prescriber Checkup

JOHN JULIAN MD

55 FRUIT ST WAC 812 MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Boston | Massachusetts | 02114

(617) 724-6300

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 32

$714K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 32

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% 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 Massachusetts
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

9% of this provider’s 1,201 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Massachusetts
RISPERIDONE 1,131 145 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 704 82 2 1
CLOZAPINE 687 52 3 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 571 93 4 3
OLANZAPINE 472 96 5 10
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 454 19 10 6 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 430 67 7 5
LITHIUM CARBONATE 411 55 8 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 382 44 R 9 12
CLONIDINE HCL 360 0 10 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 350 56 11 23
THIORIDAZINE HCL 270 38 R 10 12 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 264 24 13 28
SERTRALINE HCL 250 54 14 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 224 15 15 18
LAMOTRIGINE 222 17 16 6
PAROXETINE HCL 210 34 17 20
HALOPERIDOL 191 21 18 25
SEROQUEL XR 169 36 19 30
CARBAMAZEPINE 146 12 20 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 141 0 21 16
MIRTAZAPINE 133 58 22 14
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 101 12 R 23 37
ABILIFY 92 12 24 9
PERPHENAZINE 88 12 25 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 15 26 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 62 0 27 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 0 28 17
CYMBALTA 55 16 29 24
ZYPREXA 51 28 30 49
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 19, 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.