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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 763

$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 763

394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 896 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 Pennsylvania
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 770 230 1 13
CLOZAPINE 280 19 2 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 55 3 3
SERTRALINE HCL 252 82 4 5
TRAZODONE HCL 224 26 5 2
RISPERIDONE 196 60 6 1
CYMBALTA 192 29 7 16
ABILIFY 182 19 8 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 151 21 9 18
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 149 0 R 10 4
OLANZAPINE 143 0 11 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 135 24 12 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 0 13 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 126 32 14 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 120 26 15 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 0 16 23
MIRTAZAPINE 94 31 17 14
BUPROPION XL 92 0 18 25
LITHIUM CARBONATE 92 0 18 17
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 90 0 R 20 29
LAMOTRIGINE 88 13 21 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 84 23 22 19
DOXEPIN HCL 81 11 23 34
GABAPENTIN 77 22 24 22
HALOPERIDOL 74 0 25 24
OXCARBAZEPINE 70 17 26 45
PAROXETINE HCL 62 26 27 21
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.