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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 738

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 738

899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

6% of this provider’s 9,382 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 803 788 1 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 767 625 2 14
OLANZAPINE 669 492 3 18
NAMENDA 665 654 4 26
RISPERIDONE 652 442 5 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 624 285 R 6 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 589 537 7 9
SEROQUEL XR 522 334 8 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 488 320 9 23
PAROXETINE HCL 466 341 10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 445 314 11 4
CYMBALTA 411 289 12 11
TRAZODONE HCL 402 254 13 1
ABILIFY 390 174 14 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 362 210 15 3
SEROQUEL 361 334 16 27
MIRTAZAPINE 342 255 17 10
LEXAPRO 311 251 18 35
SERTRALINE HCL 247 172 19 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 233 152 20 19
PERPHENAZINE 225 137 21 42
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 213 89 22 66
HALOPERIDOL 213 95 22 29
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 206 44 24 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 192 141 25 8
EXELON 149 145 26 38
CLOZAPINE 131 0 27 31
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 131 112 R 10 27 112
THIORIDAZINE HCL 129 85 R 29 90
BUPROPION XL 125 43 30 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL 106 91 31 40
LUNESTA 97 47 32 54
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 96 16 33 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 94 76 34 20
RISPERDAL CONSTA 89 53 35 51
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 87 41 36 52
ZYPREXA 78 64 37 82
INVEGA 75 0 38 61
LAMOTRIGINE 68 32 39 12
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 0 R 40 32
ALPRAZOLAM 52 36 41 17
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50 38 42 80
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 Oct. 29, 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.