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Prescriber Checkup

CONCEPCI�N MALDONADO M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,990Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 190

$465K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 190

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
1% 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

10% of this provider’s 4,484 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$52 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
SERTRALINE HCL 749 560 1 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 654 412 2 6
RISPERIDONE 454 180 3 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 438 204 4 1
MIRTAZAPINE 375 193 5 25
PAROXETINE HCL 354 201 6 4
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 343 242 7 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 340 53 8 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 314 287 9 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 311 116 10 16
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 307 104 R 11 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303 179 12 9
TRAZODONE HCL 292 124 13 7
BUPROPION XL 258 41 14 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231 116 15 2
HALOPERIDOL 214 170 16 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 213 44 R 17 11
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 210 34 R 18 20
OLANZAPINE 183 118 19 19
LAMOTRIGINE 180 51 20 24
DOXEPIN HCL 163 45 21 12
NAMENDA 158 144 22 36
CYMBALTA 156 42 23 10
THIORIDAZINE HCL 153 74 R 24 35
SEROQUEL 141 69 25 22
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 139 79 R 26 69
LITHIUM CARBONATE 129 45 27 27
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 107 61 R 28 54
ABILIFY 100 16 29 18
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 79 36 30 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 25 31 13
EXELON 64 63 32 53
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.