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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 563

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 563

339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

8% of this provider’s 769 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Ohio
RISPERIDONE 532 50 1 1
LAMOTRIGINE 491 42 2 8
CYMBALTA 475 19 3 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 418 30 4 13
OLANZAPINE 378 30 5 12
TRAZODONE HCL 364 36 6 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 319 28 R 7 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 288 17 8 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 288 50 8 20
SERTRALINE HCL 283 36 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 282 40 11 7
BUPROPION XL 276 27 12 17
MIRTAZAPINE 248 21 13 16
HALOPERIDOL 243 23 14 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 239 36 15 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 228 21 16 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 223 20 17 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 203 0 18 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 202 0 19 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 199 11 20 26
CARBAMAZEPINE 176 11 21 42
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 176 18 21 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174 0 23 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 170 0 R 24 49
ABILIFY 163 0 25 4
INVEGA 142 0 26 33
DOXEPIN HCL 142 11 26 46
PAROXETINE HCL 135 34 28 21
OXCARBAZEPINE 122 0 29 30
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 117 0 R 30 29
TOPIRAMATE 108 0 31 32
SAPHRIS 103 0 32 63
SEROQUEL 99 12 33 25
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 79 12 R 34 40
CLOZAPINE 69 0 35 19
THIORIDAZINE HCL 68 18 R 36 85
GEODON 68 0 36 56
LUNESTA 63 0 38 76
CLONAZEPAM 58 0 39 38
CLONIDINE HCL 54 0 40 64
THIOTHIXENE 53 14 41 72
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 Dec. 5, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.