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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1478

$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 1478

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,693 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 New York
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 540 396 1 2
EXELON 310 307 2 35
SERTRALINE HCL 269 165 3 3
PAROXETINE HCL 243 212 4 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 238 236 5 28
RISPERIDONE 226 50 6 1
TRAZODONE HCL 219 161 7 8
NAMENDA 189 187 8 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 180 133 9 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 178 46 R 10 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176 142 11 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 165 97 12 12
MIRTAZAPINE 152 140 13 11
CLOZAPINE 141 0 14 10
OLANZAPINE 121 37 15 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 114 41 16 14
VIIBRYD 114 96 16 77
CYMBALTA 113 64 18 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 52 19 6
ABILIFY 104 51 19 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 82 21 7
LEXAPRO 85 77 22 30
GABAPENTIN 81 50 23 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 48 24 17
BUPROPION HCL SR 77 45 24 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 61 26 23
RIVASTIGMINE 75 75 26 64
HALOPERIDOL 73 53 28 22
SEROQUEL XR 70 26 29 25
LUNESTA 67 58 30 49
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 25 R 31 37
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 March 4, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.