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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1749

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1749

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 3,853 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $143 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 California
TRAZODONE HCL 926 389 1 2
RISPERIDONE 656 294 2 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 641 334 3 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 486 70 R 4 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 431 252 5 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 388 155 6 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 367 170 7 4
SEROQUEL XR 358 17 8 25
OLANZAPINE 349 167 9 6
BUPROPION XL 340 106 10 18
LATUDA 299 32 11 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 268 82 12 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 235 47 13 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 229 114 14 17
SEROQUEL 220 94 15 24
CYMBALTA 198 80 16 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 195 42 17 8
NAMENDA 178 146 18 31
PAROXETINE HCL 164 55 19 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 163 66 20 20
SERTRALINE HCL 158 75 21 7
ABILIFY 158 27 21 5
LEXAPRO 151 87 23 38
MIRTAZAPINE 146 83 24 16
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 143 42 25 50
BUPROPION HCL SR 137 57 26 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133 37 27 15
HALOPERIDOL 131 39 28 21
LAMOTRIGINE 130 31 29 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 117 30 30
SAPHRIS 110 0 31 56
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 93 15 R 32 43
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 88 0 33 28
TOPIRAMATE 77 21 34 29
GABAPENTIN 74 28 35 27
LORAZEPAM 69 46 36 67
CLONAZEPAM 63 26 37 72
PRISTIQ ER 59 0 38 49
ALPRAZOLAM 54 27 39 71
OLANZAPINE ODT 53 40 40 40
OMEPRAZOLE 52 0 41 60
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.