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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 273

$377K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 273

172 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27%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 Connecticut
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 578 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 Connecticut
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 202 36 1 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 11 2 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 31 3 8
LAMOTRIGINE 132 0 3 10
BUPROPION XL 130 20 5 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 129 38 6 23
MIRTAZAPINE 117 38 7 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 17 7 13
TRAZODONE HCL 115 18 9 2
DOXEPIN HCL 115 26 9 52
RISPERIDONE 95 34 11 1
GABAPENTIN 93 11 12 21
ABILIFY 89 29 13 4
OLANZAPINE 89 15 13 9
CYMBALTA 85 19 15 11
SEROQUEL 85 13 15 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 80 27 17 19
OXCARBAZEPINE 75 0 18 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 70 16 19 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66 23 R 20 5
HALOPERIDOL 62 27 21 27
SERTRALINE HCL 61 13 22 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 24 23 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 21 24 17
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.