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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 763

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 763

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

5% of this provider’s 369 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 2,476 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$122 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Pennsylvania
LITHIUM CARBONATE 688 93 10 1 17
OLANZAPINE 541 153 2 12
ABILIFY 440 112 3 7
RISPERIDONE 361 103 4 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 339 66 5 18
CLOZAPINE 334 37 6 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 317 67 R 7 4
GABAPENTIN 315 82 8 22
SERTRALINE HCL 311 129 9 5
LAMOTRIGINE 295 94 10 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 290 106 11 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 257 136 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 253 102 13 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 221 84 14 20
HALOPERIDOL 203 35 15 24
TRAZODONE HCL 200 77 16 2
BUPROPION HCL SR 196 42 17 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 192 36 18 9
TOPIRAMATE 155 0 19 30
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 154 120 20 55
MIRTAZAPINE 144 76 21 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 140 45 22 19
CARBAMAZEPINE 128 0 23 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 122 14 24 27
PAROXETINE HCL 121 38 25 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 29 26 23
SEROQUEL 113 34 27 26
SEROQUEL XR 110 24 28 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 28 29 13
DEPAKOTE ER 92 0 30 93
PERPHENAZINE 85 19 31 31
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 77 0 32 40
CYMBALTA 74 11 33 16
RISPERDAL CONSTA 68 19 34 39
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 67 11 35 82
ZONISAMIDE 59 0 36 103
IMIPRAMINE HCL 56 45 R 37 89
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 55 18 38 37
BUPROPION XL 55 0 38 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 0 38 48
GEODON 54 0 41 52
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.