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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,835Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 75

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 75

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,393 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$131 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $138 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 1,776 191 10 1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,178 77 R 2 4
OLANZAPINE 1,070 93 10 3 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 847 94 4 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 714 98 5 11
ABILIFY 579 47 6 5
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 565 0 10 7 20
HALOPERIDOL 554 0 8 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 451 49 9 12
SERTRALINE HCL 433 24 10 7
TRAZODONE HCL 413 25 11 2
LITHIUM CARBONATE 398 37 12 13
SEROQUEL 386 50 13 23
CLOZAPINE 329 0 14 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 278 16 15 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 250 23 16 3
CYMBALTA 243 0 17 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 32 18 14
MIRTAZAPINE 236 94 19 18
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 229 28 R 20 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 180 12 21 19
GEODON 176 0 10 22 35
TOPIRAMATE 171 0 23 28
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 171 13 23 29
SEROQUEL XR 163 25 25 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 161 13 26 27
OLANZAPINE ODT 141 26 27 36
PAROXETINE HCL 140 46 28 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL 136 0 29 32
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 116 0 R 30 39
LAMOTRIGINE 115 11 31 10
INVEGA 111 0 32 40
THIOTHIXENE 109 36 33 41
BUPROPION HCL SR 106 0 34 24
CARBAMAZEPINE 106 25 34 31
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 106 13 34 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 0 37 26
FANAPT 93 0 38 43
GABAPENTIN 90 0 39 25
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 72 0 40 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 30, 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.