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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 763

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 763

869 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 869 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 2,573 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$154 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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 Pennsylvania
CYMBALTA 419 137 1 16
LAMOTRIGINE 396 53 2 11
ABILIFY 328 145 3 7
PAROXETINE HCL 324 117 4 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 304 111 5 9
RISPERIDONE 278 118 6 1
LITHIUM CARBONATE 270 64 7 17
SERTRALINE HCL 259 109 8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 254 121 9 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 241 38 R 10 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 218 51 11 6
SEROQUEL XR 202 14 12 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199 110 13 23
OLANZAPINE 198 94 14 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 173 32 15 18
TRAZODONE HCL 163 26 16 2
BUPROPION XL 154 63 17 25
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 127 31 18 27
SEROQUEL 116 29 19 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116 29 19 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 115 29 21 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 22 22 13
GABAPENTIN 102 42 23 22
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 98 37 R 24 56
PRISTIQ ER 90 15 25 50
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 87 12 S2 26 33
NAMENDA 80 68 27 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 64 28 35
DOXEPIN HCL 72 27 29 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 31 30 20
INVEGA 67 18 31 59
CLONAZEPAM 66 54 32 70
LEXAPRO 63 26 33 54
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 63 17 33 42
THIOTHIXENE 60 15 35 57
MIRTAZAPINE 59 47 36 14
LATUDA 57 0 37 63
TOPIRAMATE 55 0 38 30
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 0 38 133
HALOPERIDOL 53 0 40 24
ZYPREXA 53 27 40 68
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 Jan. 22, 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.