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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 738

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 738

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

3% of this provider’s 660 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,556 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$155 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 969 547 1 3
SEROQUEL XR 866 526 10 2 13
TRAZODONE HCL 588 279 3 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 501 297 4 14
EXELON 457 422 5 38
ABILIFY 426 244 6 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 402 45 R 7 6
CYMBALTA 397 277 8 11
LEXAPRO 303 182 9 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 241 127 10 9
SERTRALINE HCL 239 172 11 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 233 170 12 4
NAMENDA 229 228 13 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 214 191 14 21
VIIBRYD 213 138 10 15 71
HALOPERIDOL 199 33 16 29
PAROXETINE HCL 194 79 17 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 189 0 18 23
OLANZAPINE 187 106 19 18
LUNESTA 186 109 20 54
MIRTAZAPINE 182 133 21 10
RISPERIDONE 181 26 22 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 175 95 23 20
LAMOTRIGINE 164 24 24 12
BUPROPION XL 162 83 25 15
LATUDA 140 48 26 64
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 127 64 27 36
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 126 0 28 48
CARBAMAZEPINE 106 26 29 49
PRISTIQ ER 106 69 29 41
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 101 0 31 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 68 32 19
SEROQUEL 94 49 33 27
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 92 0 34 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88 0 35 24
GEODON 84 49 36 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 42 37 8
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 Nov. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.