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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 191

$567K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 191

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 Arizona
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,016 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $97 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 Arizona
OLANZAPINE 526 350 1 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 457 293 2 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 425 215 3 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 422 156 4 11
TRAZODONE HCL 410 170 5 2
RISPERIDONE 363 187 6 1
MIRTAZAPINE 279 187 7 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 228 99 8 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 213 9 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 156 22 10 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 148 92 11 15
LAMOTRIGINE 143 48 12 3
SEROQUEL 141 96 13 27
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 128 37 R 14 25
SERTRALINE HCL 126 47 15 6
ABILIFY 118 27 16 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 118 55 16 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 82 18 10
GABAPENTIN 104 37 19 28
CLONAZEPAM 93 46 20 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 71 21 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE 86 22 22 16
NAMENDA 81 81 23 44
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 81 29 23 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 55 25 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 0 R 26 4
BUPROPION XL 71 24 27 26
SEROQUEL XR 70 34 28 40
CYMBALTA 69 30 29 13
LORAZEPAM 65 49 30 51
ALPRAZOLAM 64 49 31 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 40 R 31 49
TOPIRAMATE 62 29 33 36
TRAMADOL HCL 61 36 34 87
THIORIDAZINE HCL 54 23 R 35 91
PAROXETINE HCL 50 20 36 20
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 50 30 36 95
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 May 22, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.