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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,115Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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
MIRTAZAPINE 594 521
NAMENDA 588 504
SERTRALINE HCL 514 399
GABAPENTIN 391 338
CITALOPRAM HBR 357 327
CYMBALTA 257 205
DONEPEZIL HCL 246 232
RISPERIDONE 224 164
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 204 191
TRAZODONE HCL 190 127
EXELON 185 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 138 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 136 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 93
PAROXETINE HCL 132 104
LAMOTRIGINE 126 76
OLANZAPINE 110 94
ABILIFY 108 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108 68
SEROQUEL 93 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 67
BUPROPION HCL SR 60 48
GALANTAMINE HBR 57 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 55 31
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54 27
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 April 11, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.