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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 190

$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 190

880 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

13% of this provider’s 3,121 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Puerto Rico
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,022 357 1 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 960 214 2 1
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 784 91 R 10 3 11
PAROXETINE HCL 766 331 4 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 646 216 5 2
BUPROPION HCL SR 627 106 10 6 17
TRAZODONE HCL 573 102 7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 499 155 8 3
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 460 137 R 10 9 20
RISPERIDONE 442 132 10 5
MIRTAZAPINE 330 110 11 25
DOXEPIN HCL 275 63 12 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 272 38 13 13
THIORIDAZINE HCL 225 68 R 14 35
PERPHENAZINE 201 40 15 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 88 16 9
CYMBALTA 180 54 17 10
HALOPERIDOL 171 70 18 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 163 76 R 19 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 163 24 19 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 108 21 29
ABILIFY 125 39 22 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 118 37 23 27
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 91 27 R 24 23
SEROQUEL 89 35 25 22
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 79 34 26 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL 79 0 26 40
LAMOTRIGINE 71 0 28 24
SEROQUEL XR 69 26 29 34
BUDEPRION SR 62 0 30 52
THIOTHIXENE 62 0 30 41
OLANZAPINE 56 34 32 19
PRISTIQ ER 56 19 32 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 15 32 31
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.