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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,690Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 738

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 738

1,440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

10% of this provider’s 13,476 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$91 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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 2,481 2,159 10 1 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 2,312 961 R 10 2 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 2,298 1,683 10 3 3
SEROQUEL XR 1,301 1,025 10 4 13
SEROQUEL 1,276 1,068 10 5 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 905 556 10 6 20
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 850 175 10 7 43
RISPERIDONE 743 530 8 2
TRAZODONE HCL 646 420 9 1
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 619 88 10 10 66
PAROXETINE HCL 591 443 11 16
PERPHENAZINE 533 434 10 12 42
HALOPERIDOL 518 189 13 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 487 365 14 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 484 132 15 23
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 406 264 R 16 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 400 359 17 14
SERTRALINE HCL 320 221 18 5
MIRTAZAPINE 299 247 19 10
ABILIFY 277 165 20 7
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 247 59 21 48
OLANZAPINE 238 128 22 18
CLOZAPINE 232 32 23 31
LEXAPRO 178 150 24 35
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 146 68 25 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL 117 84 26 40
LISINOPRIL 117 65 26 67
LITHIUM CARBONATE 115 15 28 25
OMEPRAZOLE 114 54 29 68
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 109 52 R 30 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 55 31 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 80 32 21
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 80 20 R 33 46
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 23 34 49
RISPERDAL CONSTA 76 12 35 51
NAMENDA 74 74 36 26
IBUPROFEN 70 18 37 95
THIORIDAZINE HCL 58 56 R 38 90
DOXEPIN HCL 58 35 38 45
CYMBALTA 57 47 40 11
METFORMIN HCL 52 22 41 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 40 R 42 47
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 Jan. 9, 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.