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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 347

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 347

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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 Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,044 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$134 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 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 Virginia
TRAZODONE HCL 447 56 1 2
ABILIFY 310 55 2 7
CYMBALTA 291 57 3 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 254 34 4 9
RISPERIDONE 249 61 5 1
PAROXETINE HCL 238 59 6 22
LAMOTRIGINE 229 44 7 13
PRISTIQ ER 212 25 8 47
SERTRALINE HCL 189 0 9 5
OLANZAPINE 157 35 10 8
BUPROPION XL 153 13 11 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 63 12 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 0 13 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143 25 14 4
LITHIUM CARBONATE 136 23 15 10
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 132 0 16 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 119 28 17 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 114 24 R 18 3
TOPIRAMATE 113 24 19 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 26 20 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 100 30 21 20
GABAPENTIN 99 31 22 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 94 0 23 14
MIRTAZAPINE 93 31 24 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91 12 25 16
SEROQUEL 89 11 26 26
SUBOXONE 83 0 27 38
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 82 0 R 28 28
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75 0 29 30
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 67 0 S2 30 31
HALOPERIDOL 60 22 31 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 0 32 19
DOXEPIN HCL 55 19 33 57
CLONAZEPAM 52 33 34 59
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 March 3, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.