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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,129Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 1478

$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1478

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 2,157 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$201 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 New York
BUPROPION XL 294 158 1 16
CYMBALTA 212 155 2 13
PAROXETINE HCL 200 140 3 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184 100 4 18
MIRTAZAPINE 162 102 5 11
ABILIFY 145 40 6 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 142 92 7 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 73 8 2
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 124 67 R 9 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 74 10 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 49 11 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 61 12 20
TRAZODONE HCL 92 40 13 8
SEROQUEL XR 89 41 14 25
DOXEPIN HCL 84 68 15 52
LITHIUM CARBONATE 84 54 15 21
LAMOTRIGINE 78 16 17 15
OLANZAPINE 72 39 18 9
PRISTIQ ER 69 20 19 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 66 41 20 93
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64 25 21 67
NEFAZODONE HCL 64 32 10 21 169
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62 25 23 14
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 22 24 50
SERTRALINE HCL 55 36 25 3
RISPERIDONE 54 24 26 1
LEXAPRO 54 25 26 30
CLOZAPINE 54 0 26 10
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 52 17 S2 29 61
VIIBRYD 50 14 30 77
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 Jan. 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.