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Prescriber Checkup

ROGER ROUSSEAU MD, PA

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 738

$894K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 738

1,608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

1% of this provider’s 15,199 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
CLONAZEPAM 2,339 1,695 10 1 30
ALPRAZOLAM 1,747 1,355 10 2 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,547 1,245 3 4
TEMAZEPAM 1,500 1,193 10 4 28
SERTRALINE HCL 1,449 1,166 5 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,053 790 10 6 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 859 617 7 3
RISPERIDONE 715 408 8 2
TRAZODONE HCL 693 378 9 1
PAROXETINE HCL 671 580 10 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 598 541 11 21
MIRTAZAPINE 593 559 12 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 567 395 10 13 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 526 394 14 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 511 296 15 20
LORAZEPAM 479 419 16 34
OLANZAPINE 375 189 17 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 334 194 18 19
CYMBALTA 327 211 19 11
SEROQUEL XR 303 148 20 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 296 215 21 8
BUPROPION XL 288 105 22 15
ABILIFY 270 87 23 7
LAMOTRIGINE 221 80 24 12
GABAPENTIN 221 134 24 33
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 218 171 26 76
LEXAPRO 217 153 27 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 185 39 R 28 6
SEROQUEL 154 110 29 27
ESTAZOLAM 146 127 10 30 77
LUNESTA 141 111 31 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL 117 80 32 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112 43 33 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 30 34 23
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 98 79 10 35 122
LITHIUM CARBONATE 98 46 35 25
PERPHENAZINE 93 31 37 42
PRISTIQ ER 92 42 38 41
DOXEPIN HCL 89 83 39 45
HALOPERIDOL 85 16 40 29
NAMENDA 77 69 41 26
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE-AMITRIPTYLINE 71 51 R 10 42 176
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 61 25 43 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 23 R 44 47
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 50 50 R 45 112
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. 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.