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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 738

$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 738

417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 3,089 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

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
SERTRALINE HCL 773 366 1 5
ALPRAZOLAM 730 234 2 17
RISPERIDONE 401 118 3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 384 116 4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 379 210 5 4
MIRTAZAPINE 349 138 6 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 341 106 7 3
LAMOTRIGINE 315 80 8 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 308 128 9 8
TEMAZEPAM 277 118 10 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 274 106 11 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239 107 12 9
TOPIRAMATE 238 36 13 39
DIAZEPAM 187 51 10 14 60
BUPROPION XL 185 103 15 15
CYMBALTA 164 72 16 11
LORAZEPAM 162 81 17 34
NAMENDA 147 147 18 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 143 54 R 19 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 137 20 21
ABILIFY 123 0 21 7
OLANZAPINE 115 50 22 18
SEROQUEL XR 107 38 23 13
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 100 0 24 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 0 25 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 46 26 14
SEROQUEL 92 35 27 27
BUPROPION HCL SR 82 27 28 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 41 29 23
PAROXETINE HCL 74 0 30 16
CLONAZEPAM 57 22 31 30
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 0 R 31 32
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. 12, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.