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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 738

$598K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 738

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 2,931 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

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
ABILIFY 227 111 1 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 195 111 2 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 186 89 3 4
SEROQUEL XR 164 80 4 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 155 56 5 23
NAMENDA 152 123 6 26
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 140 36 R 7 6
MIRTAZAPINE 131 92 8 10
SERTRALINE HCL 130 87 9 5
TRAZODONE HCL 126 56 10 1
CLONAZEPAM 121 72 11 30
CYMBALTA 114 65 12 11
GABAPENTIN 113 54 13 33
TEMAZEPAM 113 78 13 28
BUPROPION XL 109 46 15 15
LAMOTRIGINE 99 33 16 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 65 17 14
CLOZAPINE 93 43 18 31
LORAZEPAM 81 53 19 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 30 20 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78 66 21 62
RISPERIDONE 77 19 22 2
OLANZAPINE 75 33 23 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 67 24 19
PAROXETINE HCL 72 59 24 16
FOLIC ACID 70 33 26 147
HALOPERIDOL 70 62 26 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 69 57 28 84
OMEPRAZOLE 66 37 29 68
LEXAPRO 66 50 29 35
LISINOPRIL 61 49 31 67
EXELON 60 56 32 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 0 33 20
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51 23 34 25
DOXEPIN HCL 51 24 34 45
PERPHENAZINE 50 0 36 42
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. 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.