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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 191

$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 191

207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 Arizona
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 207 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

10% of this provider’s 545 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 Arizona
TRAZODONE HCL 513 63 1 2
LAMOTRIGINE 408 44 2 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 367 0 3 7
RISPERIDONE 349 54 4 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 300 55 R 5 4
TOPIRAMATE 296 0 6 36
OLANZAPINE 262 14 7 14
ABILIFY 232 26 8 12
CYMBALTA 210 0 9 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205 21 10 11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 198 0 R 11 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 198 14 11 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 179 47 13 8
CLONIDINE HCL 151 0 14 56
SEROQUEL 151 0 14 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 143 0 16 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 39 17 10
PROPRANOLOL HCL 136 0 18 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL 134 0 19 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 124 20 20 16
HALOPERIDOL 123 0 21 22
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 122 0 R 22 36
SERTRALINE HCL 110 19 23 6
CLOZAPINE 101 0 24 17
RISPERDAL CONSTA 100 0 25 18
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 100 0 25 29
PRAZOSIN HCL 97 0 27 42
SUBOXONE 93 0 28 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 0 29 5
ROZEREM 91 0 10 29 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 0 29 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 0 32 24
CARBAMAZEPINE 86 0 33 55
BUPROPION XL 85 0 34 26
OLANZAPINE ODT 83 0 35 77
BUPROPION HCL 64 11 36 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 0 37 21
OXCARBAZEPINE 59 0 38 41
MIRTAZAPINE 58 14 39 19
INVEGA 54 0 40 91
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 54 0 40 30
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 9, 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.