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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1478

$317K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 267 out of 1478

399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

3% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,797 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 New York
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403 331 1 78
SIMVASTATIN 379 278 2 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346 268 3 90
LISINOPRIL 274 218 4 89
OMEPRAZOLE 267 180 5 76
METFORMIN HCL 259 172 6 85
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 167 7 86
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 143 8 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155 84 9 126
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 107 10 99
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 119 60 11 58
FUROSEMIDE 115 83 12 98
ATENOLOL 101 82 13 106
GABAPENTIN 86 75 14 24
CLOPIDOGREL 84 61 15 152
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 53 16 120
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 50 17 158
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 56 17 158
LIPITOR 69 49 19 163
KLOR-CON M20 68 42 20 164
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 42 21 127
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 48 22 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 35 22 170
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 46 24 172
DIOVAN 59 40 25 177
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 51 26 2
PLAVIX 57 43 27 138
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 57 27 179
GLIPIZIDE 57 41 27 142
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 44 30 134
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 30 30 143
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 21 32 185
CARVEDILOL 53 39 33 140
CRESTOR 52 43 34 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 40 35 189
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.