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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 62

$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 62

267 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
0%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 New Hampshire
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 0 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$150 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $122 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 New Hampshire
OLANZAPINE 501 26 1 5
CLOZAPINE 470 0 2 2
LITHIUM CARBONATE 245 0 3 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234 0 4 3
RISPERIDONE 207 0 5 4
ABILIFY 179 0 6 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 178 0 7 6
RISPERDAL CONSTA 177 0 8 27
TRAZODONE HCL 158 13 9 1
SERTRALINE HCL 127 0 10 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 119 0 11 18
OLANZAPINE ODT 117 0 12 43
SEROQUEL 113 0 13 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 106 0 14 20
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 103 0 15 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 101 0 R 16 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 95 0 17 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 0 18 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 24 19 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 0 20 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 0 21 14
BUPROPION XL 78 0 22 17
LAMOTRIGINE 78 0 22 9
SEROQUEL XR 69 0 24 26
GABAPENTIN 65 23 25 22
PERPHENAZINE 59 0 26 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 0 27 33
ZYPREXA 56 0 28 48
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 55 0 29 51
MIRTAZAPINE 53 12 30 16
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.