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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,032Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
NAMENDA 394 373
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 295 257
DONEPEZIL HCL 288 263
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 288 180
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 266 232
TRAZODONE HCL 265 210
SERTRALINE HCL 236 204
CITALOPRAM HBR 214 169
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 171 135
RISPERIDONE 162 139
SEROQUEL XR 160 107
CYMBALTA 157 91
EXELON 150 132
SEROQUEL 149 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134 134
MIRTAZAPINE 131 120
LEXAPRO 125 112
GABAPENTIN 109 78
PRISTIQ ER 98 64
OLANZAPINE 86 78
PAROXETINE HCL 85 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL 84 58
CLONAZEPAM 84 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 73 S3
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 55
ABILIFY 74 38
LORAZEPAM 73 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 26 R
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 59 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 58 R
INVEGA 58 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 42
SIMVASTATIN 53 38
LAMOTRIGINE 52 28
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 March 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.