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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 738

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 738

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 1,079 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
CLOZAPINE 1,108 30 1 31
RISPERIDONE 546 67 2 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 441 155 3 21
TRAZODONE HCL 425 54 4 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 410 21 5 23
SERTRALINE HCL 343 60 6 5
ABILIFY 307 53 7 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 286 32 8 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268 34 9 3
LAMOTRIGINE 243 40 10 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 232 0 11 25
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 205 0 R 12 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 197 39 13 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 196 0 14 24
PAROXETINE HCL 179 45 15 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 161 0 R 16 6
NAMENDA 160 61 17 26
SEROQUEL XR 158 19 18 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 156 0 19 36
SUBOXONE 148 0 20 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 134 0 21 20
BUPROPION XL 129 28 22 15
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 119 11 23 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 14 24 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117 31 25 14
SEROQUEL 117 14 25 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 106 0 27 49
HALOPERIDOL 94 19 28 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 13 29 19
ATENOLOL 74 0 30 109
OLANZAPINE 73 0 31 18
PRISTIQ ER 72 12 32 41
MIRTAZAPINE 65 30 33 10
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 0 34 69
DOXEPIN HCL 60 0 35 45
VIIBRYD 58 0 36 71
CYMBALTA 53 0 37 11
LEXAPRO 52 14 38 35
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 2, 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.