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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1478

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1478

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

11% of this provider’s 3,043 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$138 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 New York
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 951 259 R 1 4
RISPERIDONE 775 319 2 1
OLANZAPINE 652 216 3 9
TRAZODONE HCL 511 196 4 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 400 99 5 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 395 74 6 17
CLOZAPINE 387 72 7 10
ABILIFY 343 118 8 5
HALOPERIDOL 331 90 9 22
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 299 132 10 32
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 280 118 11 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246 111 12 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 85 13 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 225 62 14 7
ZYPREXA 204 89 10 15 38
SERTRALINE HCL 201 97 16 3
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 167 50 17 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 166 59 18 12
LITHIUM CARBONATE 147 0 19 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 50 20 18
MIRTAZAPINE 123 74 21 11
SEROQUEL XR 117 0 22 25
GABAPENTIN 117 26 22 24
PAROXETINE HCL 116 83 24 19
HYDROXYZINE HCL 98 30 R 25 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 92 32 26 23
INVEGA SUSTENNA 82 21 27 57
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 77 11 28 47
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 77 34 R 28 39
SEROQUEL 76 22 30 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 62 31 28
BUPROPION XL 67 12 32 16
NAMENDA 64 64 33 26
LAMOTRIGINE 60 0 34 15
CYMBALTA 59 11 35 13
LATUDA 58 28 36 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 12 37 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 20 R 38 56
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.