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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 347

$424K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 347

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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
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this specialty
in Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 725 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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 Virginia
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 465 79 1 17
GABAPENTIN 407 39 2 23
SERTRALINE HCL 279 53 3 5
CYMBALTA 269 35 4 11
TRAZODONE HCL 268 52 5 2
MIRTAZAPINE 243 39 6 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 207 20 7 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176 15 8 4
BUPROPION XL 175 29 9 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 35 10 6
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 158 17 R 11 28
LAMOTRIGINE 156 0 12 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 126 35 13 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 16 14 25
PAROXETINE HCL 108 22 15 22
ABILIFY 107 0 16 7
SEROQUEL 99 0 17 26
OLANZAPINE 91 25 18 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 16 19 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 73 0 20 30
RISPERIDONE 71 0 21 1
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 0 22 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 11 R 23 50
ALPRAZOLAM 63 0 24 55
PRISTIQ ER 62 0 25 47
LITHIUM CARBONATE 60 11 26 10
LEXAPRO 56 0 27 72
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 June 27, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.