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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

We aren’t showing our typical comparisons because the provider updated his/her primary specialty after we conducted our analysis. The updated address appears on this page.

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
RISPERIDONE 931 124
TRAZODONE HCL 713 120
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 552 59 R
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 488 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 460 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 426 70
MIRTAZAPINE 422 82
LAMOTRIGINE 385 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 383 16
OLANZAPINE 348 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 347 61
SERTRALINE HCL 330 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 283 39
PAROXETINE HCL 263 61
SEROQUEL 240 19
ABILIFY 235 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 202 0
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192 24
HALOPERIDOL 181 46
BUPROPION HCL SR 180 23
CYMBALTA 176 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 173 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 163 0
BUPROPION XL 140 21
GABAPENTIN 120 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 117 0 R
TOPIRAMATE 103 0
ZYPREXA 97 0
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 23 R
CLOZAPINE 91 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 11
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 83 20 R
SEROQUEL XR 82 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 29
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 72 23
CARBAMAZEPINE 67 0
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 66 0
GEODON 63 0
PERPHENAZINE 59 0
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 55 13
LEXAPRO 54 0
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 Aug. 18, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.