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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 273

$473K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 273

177 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 Connecticut
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 177 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 401 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$129 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 Connecticut
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 258 14 1 3
TRAZODONE HCL 214 12 2 2
SUBOXONE 199 14 3 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160 29 4 8
RISPERIDONE 142 31 5 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 130 40 6 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 124 0 7 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118 0 8 17
TOPIRAMATE 111 11 9 28
LAMOTRIGINE 105 12 10 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 15 11 16
MIRTAZAPINE 100 0 12 18
GABAPENTIN 96 0 13 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 0 14 13
PAROXETINE HCL 91 18 14 20
SEROQUEL 87 0 16 26
SERTRALINE HCL 87 0 16 6
OLANZAPINE 87 18 16 9
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 85 0 R 19 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83 0 R 20 5
ABILIFY 83 0 20 4
CYMBALTA 80 0 22 11
BUPROPION XL 74 14 23 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 0 24 23
SEROQUEL XR 64 0 25 31
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 12, 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.