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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 1749

$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1749

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,612 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$150 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $143 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 California
TRAZODONE HCL 327 83 1 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 263 103 2 23
LATUDA 252 57 3 35
RISPERIDONE 232 74 4 1
OLANZAPINE 231 73 5 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 89 6 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 183 13 R 7 3
ABILIFY 181 52 8 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 51 9 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 178 44 10 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164 35 11 15
LAMOTRIGINE 163 0 12 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 46 13 4
BUPROPION XL 151 22 14 18
PRISTIQ ER 142 37 15 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 93 16 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113 33 17 17
SEROQUEL XR 111 12 18 25
DOXEPIN HCL 109 67 19 64
LITHIUM CARBONATE 105 17 20 20
NAMENDA 103 101 21 31
SERTRALINE HCL 101 0 22 7
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 99 0 23 28
CYMBALTA 89 23 24 12
CLOZAPINE 82 12 25 11
TOPIRAMATE 79 0 26 29
MIRTAZAPINE 74 28 27 16
INVEGA SUSTENNA 70 15 28 32
STAVZOR 69 18 10 29 176
SEROQUEL 68 28 30 24
PAROXETINE HCL 60 12 31 19
LEXAPRO 56 21 32 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 16 33 8
PEXEVA 53 23 10 34 197
FAZACLO 50 0 35 34
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 Feb. 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.