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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,244Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1749

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1749

329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 1,839 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$242 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $143 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 California
RISPERIDONE 392 122 1 1
ABILIFY 365 119 2 5
SEROQUEL XR 359 109 3 25
TOPIRAMATE 294 79 4 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 276 54 5 10
INVEGA SUSTENNA 258 21 6 32
OLANZAPINE 203 43 7 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 82 8 4
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 185 70 R 9 33
HALOPERIDOL 175 37 10 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 69 11 8
FAZACLO 149 0 12 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139 30 13 15
VALPROIC ACID 124 23 14 58
OXCARBAZEPINE 119 27 15 39
SERTRALINE HCL 116 35 16 7
TRAZODONE HCL 114 42 17 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 38 18 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 107 26 R 19 3
PAROXETINE HCL 87 20 20 19
GABAPENTIN 87 33 20 27
RISPERDAL CONSTA 83 68 22 42
LAMOTRIGINE 81 31 23 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79 0 24 37
MIRTAZAPINE 77 31 25 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73 0 26 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 61 27 30
LITHIUM CARBONATE 64 0 28 20
CLOZAPINE 59 12 29 11
SIMVASTATIN 59 19 29 52
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 57 15 R 31 85
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 55 0 32 28
SEROQUEL 54 22 33 24
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. 28, 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.