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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 738

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 738

841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,332 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 Florida
TRAZODONE HCL 949 670 1 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 737 622 2 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 688 566 3 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 579 443 4 4
MIRTAZAPINE 566 440 5 10
NAMENDA 556 533 6 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 532 506 7 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 493 345 8 3
SEROQUEL XR 485 315 9 13
EXELON 435 418 10 38
RISPERIDONE 417 198 11 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 398 125 R 12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 342 247 13 5
ABILIFY 332 158 14 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 321 180 15 23
CYMBALTA 314 218 16 11
LEXAPRO 300 223 17 35
SEROQUEL 293 232 18 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 245 181 19 20
HALOPERIDOL 234 69 20 29
OLANZAPINE 206 109 21 18
PAROXETINE HCL 206 155 21 16
BUPROPION XL 174 76 23 15
LAMOTRIGINE 159 35 24 12
LUNESTA 155 95 25 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 130 70 26 19
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 122 36 27 48
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 102 37 28 52
GABAPENTIN 96 54 29 33
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 85 27 R 30 32
ALPRAZOLAM 84 50 31 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 69 13 32 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 37 33 8
LORAZEPAM 66 25 34 34
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 63 18 35 43
CLOZAPINE 62 29 36 31
GALANTAMINE HBR 60 60 37 92
TEMAZEPAM 56 24 38 28
LISINOPRIL 56 28 38 67
METFORMIN HCL 52 22 40 74
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 Sept. 6, 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.