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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1749

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1749

175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

11% of this provider’s 2,142 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$142 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $143 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 California
RISPERIDONE 810 266 1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 726 189 R 2 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 586 151 3 15
CLOZAPINE 499 19 4 11
OLANZAPINE 421 75 5 6
RISPERDAL CONSTA 342 41 6 42
FAZACLO 305 0 7 34
HALOPERIDOL 301 127 8 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 284 21 9 13
TRAZODONE HCL 277 55 10 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216 13 11 37
TOPIRAMATE 198 19 12 29
LITHIUM CARBONATE 188 18 13 20
OLANZAPINE ODT 185 79 10 14 40
CARBAMAZEPINE 181 29 15 46
SIMVASTATIN 156 15 16 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 152 42 17 4
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 150 15 18 89
ABILIFY 149 50 19 5
AMANTADINE 144 62 20 92
MIRTAZAPINE 140 77 21 16
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 132 26 22 48
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 128 0 23 50
LISINOPRIL 117 0 24 70
GABAPENTIN 114 28 25 27
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 112 0 26 36
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 112 47 R 26 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99 0 28 145
BUPROPION HCL SR 97 0 29 22
OMEPRAZOLE 94 11 30 60
THIOTHIXENE 93 13 31 74
PAROXETINE HCL 92 20 32 19
PERPHENAZINE 90 16 33 44
PRIMIDONE 89 35 34 137
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 42 35 8
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88 18 35 131
ATENOLOL 80 0 37 83
SEROQUEL 79 20 38 24
VALPROIC ACID 78 19 39 58
METFORMIN HCL 78 0 39 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 25 41 142
INVEGA SUSTENNA 70 11 42 32
LAMOTRIGINE 67 0 43 14
LOXAPINE 65 28 44 81
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 17 45 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 21 46 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 0 47 17
GLIPIZIDE 51 0 48 119
INVEGA 51 0 48 45
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 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.