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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,581Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 463

$877K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 463

277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 New Jersey
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 1,287 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 New Jersey
RISPERIDONE 459 114 1 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 436 44 R 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 428 119 3 3
ABILIFY 233 41 4 5
SERTRALINE HCL 231 61 5 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 217 62 6 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194 31 7 12
OLANZAPINE 191 49 8 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 179 45 9 9
HALOPERIDOL 176 38 10 23
PAROXETINE HCL 155 43 11 18
CYMBALTA 153 50 12 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 140 56 13 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136 57 14 16
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 135 16 15 26
RISPERDAL CONSTA 131 0 16 29
LAMOTRIGINE 122 20 17 14
MIRTAZAPINE 115 46 18 17
SEROQUEL XR 114 23 19 20
GABAPENTIN 109 42 20 27
CLOZAPINE 97 0 21 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 94 0 22 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 88 12 23 15
BUPROPION XL 85 24 24 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 24 25 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 47 26 10
SEROQUEL 74 15 27 25
PRISTIQ ER 74 11 27 39
LEXAPRO 73 13 29 34
FAZACLO 71 0 30 45
INVEGA SUSTENNA 62 0 31 36
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 Feb. 22, 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.