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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 738

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 738

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 564 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

7% of this provider’s 1,033 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$123 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
RISPERIDONE 398 123 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 393 34 2 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 378 40 R 3 6
ABILIFY 313 38 4 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 48 5 4
MIRTAZAPINE 292 121 6 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 286 15 7 22
SERTRALINE HCL 272 48 8 5
LAMOTRIGINE 257 0 9 12
SEROQUEL XR 244 27 10 13
HALOPERIDOL 232 17 11 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 229 35 12 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 210 33 13 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 23 14 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 36 15 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184 16 16 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 164 25 17 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 161 0 18 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 161 17 18 36
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 160 11 R 20 32
PAROXETINE HCL 129 11 21 16
CARBAMAZEPINE 96 0 22 49
OLANZAPINE 82 0 23 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 80 0 24 25
BUPROPION XL 78 19 25 15
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 77 0 26 127
NAMENDA 69 57 27 26
SEROQUEL 67 0 28 27
GEODON 65 15 29 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 0 R 30 47
ALPRAZOLAM 57 0 31 17
LEXAPRO 57 0 31 35
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56 0 33 51
CYMBALTA 55 0 34 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 48 35 21
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 52 0 S2 35 37
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 Aug. 30, 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.