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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
DONEPEZIL HCL 502 498
CYMBALTA 435 427
NAMENDA 389 363
MIRTAZAPINE 338 326
RISPERIDONE 323 278
SERTRALINE HCL 293 278
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 272 262
CITALOPRAM HBR 253 237
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 248 219
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 248 232
TRAZODONE HCL 230 218
OLANZAPINE 224 204
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203 184
LAMOTRIGINE 188 165
BUPROPION XL 168 165
GALANTAMINE HBR 159 159
PRISTIQ ER 156 134
EXELON 155 144
SEROQUEL 137 130
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 130 122
LEXAPRO 108 95
PAROXETINE HCL 107 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 84
BUPROPION HCL SR 91 90
ABILIFY 89 85
LUNESTA 77 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 64
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68 68
LITHIUM CARBONATE 63 58
BUPROPION HCL 59 46
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.