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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 738

$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 738

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 2,686 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$124 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 12.


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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 Florida
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 364 169 1 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 281 130 2 19
RISPERIDONE 254 86 3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 248 133 4 5
ABILIFY 234 105 5 7
CYMBALTA 223 140 6 11
LAMOTRIGINE 198 44 7 12
TRAZODONE HCL 184 46 8 1
MIRTAZAPINE 177 125 9 10
SEROQUEL 171 82 10 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 65 11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 66 12 4
BUPROPION XL 158 45 13 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 107 14 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 148 101 15 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 138 30 16 25
PAROXETINE HCL 136 60 17 16
TOPIRAMATE 135 23 18 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 51 19 3
ALPRAZOLAM 104 65 20 17
CLONAZEPAM 88 44 21 30
OLANZAPINE 81 70 22 18
SEROQUEL XR 77 13 23 13
CLOZAPINE 76 0 24 31
NAMENDA 75 75 25 26
GABAPENTIN 64 28 26 33
PRISTIQ ER 63 19 27 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 58 58 28 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 22 29 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 29 30 20
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 52 44 S2 31 120
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 Jan. 23, 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.