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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,223Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 463

$584K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 463

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 Jersey
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 271 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

4% of this provider’s 2,013 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 Jersey
CITALOPRAM HBR 306 162 1 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268 83 2 8
RISPERIDONE 209 95 3 1
MIRTAZAPINE 199 96 4 17
SERTRALINE HCL 195 50 5 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 167 109 6 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 166 89 7 10
OXCARBAZEPINE 161 64 8 30
BUPROPION XL 148 54 9 13
TRAZODONE HCL 147 49 10 3
NAMENDA 141 113 11 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 140 95 12 31
ABILIFY 136 25 13 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 124 23 R 14 2
LAMOTRIGINE 106 22 15 14
ALPRAZOLAM 105 54 16 47
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 99 21 S2 17 48
CYMBALTA 97 46 18 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 27 19 12
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 85 36 S2 20 70
PAROXETINE HCL 82 45 21 18
OLANZAPINE 73 0 22 6
LITHIUM CARBONATE 72 23 23 22
DOXEPIN HCL 66 21 24 43
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 59 0 25 26
IMIPRAMINE HCL 55 19 R 26 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 12 27 9
SEROQUEL XR 53 12 28 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 18 R 29 46
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.