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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 763

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 763

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

12% of this provider’s 1,159 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 Pennsylvania
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,402 122 R 10 1 4
RISPERIDONE 833 129 2 1
SERTRALINE HCL 620 62 3 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 618 53 4 9
HALOPERIDOL 607 47 5 24
LOXAPINE 579 12 10 6 53
OXCARBAZEPINE 566 0 10 7 45
ABILIFY 543 35 8 7
TRAZODONE HCL 530 50 9 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 482 22 10 13
PAROXETINE HCL 466 34 11 21
BUPROPION XL 400 31 12 25
MIRTAZAPINE 337 55 13 14
OLANZAPINE 301 30 14 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 299 0 15 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 293 45 16 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 276 24 17 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 247 25 18 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 41 19 3
LITHIUM CARBONATE 171 16 20 17
LAMOTRIGINE 136 0 21 11
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 132 39 22 64
SEROQUEL 131 11 23 26
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 123 0 24 51
SEROQUEL XR 119 0 25 28
DOXEPIN HCL 116 0 26 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 116 0 26 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 17 28 23
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 104 0 29 40
PRAZOSIN HCL 89 0 30 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 13 31 19
CARBAMAZEPINE 84 0 32 32
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 77 12 33 82
PERPHENAZINE 69 0 34 31
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51 0 R 35 29
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.