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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 296

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 296

497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 Maryland
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

11% of this provider’s 1,253 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $118 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 Maryland
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 965 80 R 1 1
RISPERIDONE 666 112 2 2
OLANZAPINE 565 63 3 5
HALOPERIDOL 434 54 4 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 309 76 5 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 290 49 6 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 284 36 7 17
TRAZODONE HCL 282 56 8 3
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 235 32 9 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 221 57 10 9
TOPIRAMATE 189 26 11 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 177 22 12 10
PAROXETINE HCL 151 35 13 21
SEROQUEL 143 25 14 23
GABAPENTIN 143 35 14 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 141 19 16 13
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 133 41 R 17 39
CLOZAPINE 123 0 18 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 27 19 19
BUPROPION XL 92 27 20 18
ABILIFY 92 18 20 6
CARBAMAZEPINE 88 0 22 37
SERTRALINE HCL 87 17 23 7
CYMBALTA 75 11 24 15
PERPHENAZINE 73 12 25 30
MIRTAZAPINE 72 15 26 20
OXCARBAZEPINE 69 0 27 29
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 69 0 27 38
BUPROPION HCL SR 66 0 29 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 0 30 42
LAMOTRIGINE 60 17 31 14
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 59 0 32 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 0 33 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 42 33 36
INVEGA 50 0 35 34
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 Dec. 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.