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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 738

$4.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 738

872 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,073 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

60% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$245 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
ABILIFY 2,356 1,590 10 1 7
SEROQUEL XR 1,771 1,201 10 2 13
EXELON 1,311 1,103 10 3 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,275 1,050 10 4 14
CYMBALTA 934 662 5 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 914 664 6 3
LEXAPRO 719 584 10 7 35
BUPROPION XL 647 377 8 15
TRAZODONE HCL 608 399 9 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 571 488 10 21
NAMENDA 526 452 11 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 366 276 12 4
SERTRALINE HCL 342 257 13 5
OLANZAPINE 339 198 14 18
RISPERIDONE 319 284 15 2
LUNESTA 288 219 10 16 54
PAROXETINE HCL 257 201 17 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203 151 18 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 201 116 19 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182 144 20 19
SEROQUEL 180 129 21 27
MIRTAZAPINE 123 98 22 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114 86 R 23 47
RIVASTIGMINE 112 101 24 105
PRISTIQ ER 106 62 25 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 65 26 8
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 90 79 27 80
VIIBRYD 77 45 28 71
LAMOTRIGINE 77 46 28 12
ALPRAZOLAM 73 27 30 17
SAPHRIS 69 41 31 73
TEMAZEPAM 67 45 32 28
GABAPENTIN 65 38 33 33
DOXEPIN HCL 65 20 33 45
ZYPREXA 65 26 33 82
CLONAZEPAM 64 28 36 30
INVEGA 56 22 37 61
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 46 38 22
BUDEPRION XL 51 39 39 128
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.