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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 190

$290K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 190

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42%Patients 65 Years and Older
5% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,930 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$56 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
FLUOXETINE HCL 461 95 1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 427 160 2 2
RISPERIDONE 420 213 3 5
PAROXETINE HCL 371 151 4 4
SERTRALINE HCL 361 135 5 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 161 6 6
BUPROPION HCL SR 197 28 7 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161 16 8 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160 61 9 9
LAMOTRIGINE 136 20 10 24
OLANZAPINE 134 53 11 19
SEROQUEL XR 123 27 12 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117 58 13 13
CYMBALTA 109 41 14 10
CLONAZEPAM 108 71 15 28
ABILIFY 108 28 15 18
SEROQUEL 93 43 17 22
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 79 22 R 18 20
BUPROPION XL 77 21 19 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 74 0 20 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 48 R 21 11
TRAZODONE HCL 58 11 22 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 20 23 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 39 24 33
MIRTAZAPINE 56 30 24 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 54 36 26 47
HALOPERIDOL 53 0 27 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 11 R 28 15
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.