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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 33

$396K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 33

245 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%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 York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

13% of this provider’s 1,560 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 New York
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 353 167 R 1 7
RISPERIDONE 266 141 2 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 76 3 5
ABILIFY 189 142 4 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 183 88 5 26
SERTRALINE HCL 153 84 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 144 23 7 4
HALOPERIDOL 142 21 8 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 41 9 7
OLANZAPINE 116 38 10 6
CLOZAPINE 106 34 11 15
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 103 42 12 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 58 13 13
TRAZODONE HCL 98 67 14 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98 65 14 10
PAROXETINE HCL 87 55 16 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83 14 17 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 16 18 18
BUPROPION XL 65 12 19 31
SEROQUEL XR 63 0 20 23
MIRTAZAPINE 59 42 21 3
LAMOTRIGINE 55 15 22 21
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. 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.