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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 563

$2.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 563

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

3% of this provider’s 604 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

5% of this provider’s 2,798 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$145 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 941 161 1 1
BUSPIRONE HCL 758 125 10 2 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 754 110 3 5
OLANZAPINE 652 170 4 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 587 74 R 5 3
TRAZODONE HCL 519 88 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 463 103 7 7
MIRTAZAPINE 443 179 8 16
LAMOTRIGINE 439 29 9 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 429 119 10 15
BUPROPION XL 418 47 11 17
ABILIFY 411 16 12 4
SEROQUEL XR 404 98 13 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 385 23 14 11
SEROQUEL 357 58 15 25
SUBOXONE 348 0 16 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 336 47 17 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 330 113 18 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 305 18 19 23
CYMBALTA 298 20 20 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 286 41 21 24
SERTRALINE HCL 282 128 22 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252 75 23 55
GABAPENTIN 227 67 24 27
INVEGA SUSTENNA 213 16 25 35
CLOZAPINE 189 0 26 19
RISPERDAL CONSTA 178 34 27 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 164 55 28 26
PAROXETINE HCL 148 50 29 21
INVEGA 137 0 30 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 135 29 31 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 0 32 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 130 11 33 30
HALOPERIDOL 124 18 34 28
CLONAZEPAM 110 46 35 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 24 36 68
PRISTIQ ER 101 21 37 34
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 100 16 38 52
FAZACLO 100 0 38 66
STRATTERA 98 0 10 40 74
GEODON 95 16 41 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL 91 42 42 50
CARBAMAZEPINE 89 0 43 42
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 85 0 44 93
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 81 16 45 53
OLANZAPINE ODT 81 0 45 65
NALTREXONE HCL 80 0 47 71
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 74 33 48 59
LATUDA 72 0 49 41
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 71 0 50 60
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 71 25 R 50 69
OMEPRAZOLE 70 0 52 78
DOXEPIN HCL 70 28 52 46
BUDEPRION XL 69 0 54 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 29 54 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 13 R 56 49
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 0 R 57 29
ZYPREXA 64 12 58 61
TOPIRAMATE 64 11 58 32
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 41 60 106
SAPHRIS 59 0 61 63
ALPRAZOLAM 58 0 62 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 20 63 51
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 54 0 64 75
LEXAPRO 54 0 64 54
PERPHENAZINE 53 0 66 37
BUPROPION HCL 50 0 67 73
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 Nov. 3, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.