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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 738

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 738

1,050 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,028 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Florida
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,947 1,092 10 1 3
ABILIFY 777 298 2 7
PAROXETINE HCL 631 342 3 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 554 225 4 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 508 388 5 21
CYMBALTA 466 219 6 11
BUPROPION XL 437 145 7 15
TRAZODONE HCL 411 156 8 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 385 207 9 14
LAMOTRIGINE 361 58 10 12
RISPERIDONE 356 152 11 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 316 210 12 4
SERTRALINE HCL 316 123 12 5
SEROQUEL XR 279 115 14 13
LUNESTA 271 112 10 15 54
LEXAPRO 264 170 16 35
OLANZAPINE 250 103 17 18
NAMENDA 233 204 18 26
MIRTAZAPINE 232 136 19 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224 103 20 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 219 123 21 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 187 65 22 22
EXELON 181 101 23 38
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 175 41 R 24 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 165 83 25 19
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 154 35 R 26 32
SEROQUEL 153 88 27 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 146 42 28 24
CLONAZEPAM 130 22 29 30
TOPIRAMATE 112 34 30 39
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 89 41 31 57
HALOPERIDOL 76 42 32 29
ALPRAZOLAM 76 11 32 17
PRISTIQ ER 75 26 34 41
GABAPENTIN 72 17 35 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 69 24 36 36
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 69 24 R 36 46
LORAZEPAM 66 42 38 34
PERPHENAZINE 64 14 39 42
TEMAZEPAM 54 32 40 28
RIVASTIGMINE 53 48 41 105
ZYPREXA 50 13 42 82
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 0 42 49
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 April 6, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.