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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,221Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1478

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1478

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 853 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$188 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
CITALOPRAM HBR 605 65 1 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 494 89 2 7
OLANZAPINE 435 70 3 9
ABILIFY 421 29 4 5
RISPERIDONE 372 25 5 1
BUPROPION XL 272 31 6 16
MIRTAZAPINE 266 91 7 11
OXCARBAZEPINE 223 12 8 40
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 208 20 R 9 4
SEROQUEL 202 24 10 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 179 23 11 14
SERTRALINE HCL 171 24 12 3
HYDROXYZINE HCL 152 18 R 13 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 134 0 14 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 124 13 15 31
CYMBALTA 110 34 16 13
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 106 13 17 46
TRAZODONE HCL 103 35 18 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 91 15 19 21
LAMOTRIGINE 88 0 20 15
HALOPERIDOL 88 12 20 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 34 22 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 86 0 R 23 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 27 23 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 35 25 18
PAROXETINE HCL 76 32 26 19
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 0 27 50
TEGRETOL XR 62 0 28 172
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 0 29 29
GABAPENTIN 58 0 30 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 0 31 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 0 32 12
SEROQUEL XR 51 0 33 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 0 34 41
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.