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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 190

$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 190

1,084 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24%Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 2,817 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Puerto Rico
FLUOXETINE HCL 2,071 512 10 1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,827 390 10 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 1,074 271 3 7
SERTRALINE HCL 748 194 4 3
PAROXETINE HCL 619 175 5 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 556 77 6 9
RISPERIDONE 539 146 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 451 142 8 6
CYMBALTA 367 58 9 10
BUPROPION XL 333 32 10 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 331 48 11 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 310 42 12 16
DOXEPIN HCL 304 102 13 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 276 135 R 14 11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 275 11 15 13
LAMOTRIGINE 260 24 16 24
SEROQUEL 243 49 17 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL 217 29 18 40
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 167 23 R 19 20
HALOPERIDOL 139 52 20 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 11 21 14
RANITIDINE HCL 115 29 22 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 114 38 R 23 23
CLONAZEPAM 110 31 24 28
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 108 0 25 26
OLANZAPINE 100 0 26 19
SEROQUEL XR 99 19 27 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 89 15 28 27
OMEPRAZOLE 79 15 29 43
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77 11 R 30 15
PRISTIQ ER 77 0 30 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 77 0 30 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 0 33 31
BUDEPRION SR 63 0 10 34 52
MIRTAZAPINE 58 14 35 25
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.