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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1478

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1478

199 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,367 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

54% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$169 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
ABILIFY 381 260 1 5
NAMENDA 290 273 2 26
PRISTIQ ER 268 164 3 36
GABAPENTIN 196 114 4 24
OLANZAPINE 180 142 5 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155 117 6 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 150 123 7 20
SERTRALINE HCL 144 118 8 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132 127 9 7
SEROQUEL 124 115 10 27
MIRTAZAPINE 118 118 11 11
PAROXETINE HCL 104 94 12 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 101 89 13 6
LEXAPRO 92 74 14 30
SEROQUEL XR 90 79 15 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 70 16 12
LAMOTRIGINE 84 40 17 15
OXCARBAZEPINE 84 39 17 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 73 19 17
BUPROPION XL 81 41 20 16
RISPERIDONE 67 66 21 1
DOXEPIN HCL 66 55 22 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 53 22 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 50 24 14
TRAZODONE HCL 61 40 25 8
ZYPREXA 60 39 26 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 53 27 28
LYRICA 52 36 28 88
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.