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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 45

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 45

389 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 District of Columbia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 841 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $160 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 District of Columbia
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 607 15 1 9
TRAZODONE HCL 539 26 2 1
ABILIFY 475 40 3 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 435 67 4 6
OLANZAPINE 414 92 5 4
PROPRANOLOL HCL 387 0 6 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 362 20 R 7 2
TOPIRAMATE 339 30 8 23
RISPERIDONE 305 46 9 3
CYMBALTA 300 34 10 12
SERTRALINE HCL 285 14 11 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 272 63 12 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 262 34 13 19
HALOPERIDOL 255 27 14 17
MIRTAZAPINE 247 32 15 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 227 0 16 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 223 0 17 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 168 0 18 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 158 25 19 15
LAMOTRIGINE 158 19 19 24
SEROQUEL XR 150 13 21 28
GABAPENTIN 147 17 22 25
SEROQUEL 146 24 23 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 145 0 24 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 12 25 10
INVEGA SUSTENNA 131 0 26 22
INVEGA 100 22 27 40
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 98 0 R 28 37
LEXAPRO 88 27 29 35
BUPROPION XL 76 0 30 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 13 31 30
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 0 R 32 43
CLOZAPINE 69 0 33 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 61 0 34 31
ZYPREXA 60 11 35 33
LATUDA 56 0 36 48
LUNESTA 52 0 37 36
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.