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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 563

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 563

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

12% of this provider’s 964 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$102 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Ohio
RISPERIDONE 1,193 46 1 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 947 37 10 2 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 867 30 R 3 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 819 85 4 5
TRAZODONE HCL 807 59 5 2
ABILIFY 646 23 6 4
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 643 17 R 10 7 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 640 39 8 7
OLANZAPINE 562 12 9 12
DOXEPIN HCL 544 0 10 46
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 480 11 10 11 24
HALOPERIDOL 461 28 12 28
SERTRALINE HCL 422 15 13 6
SEROQUEL 418 40 14 25
CYMBALTA 399 64 15 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 396 12 16 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 360 18 17 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 293 0 18 18
BUPROPION XL 252 16 19 17
PAROXETINE HCL 246 40 20 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 228 34 21 9
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 217 43 R 22 29
LAMOTRIGINE 213 11 23 8
RISPERDAL CONSTA 210 0 24 31
OXCARBAZEPINE 206 0 25 30
PERPHENAZINE 186 0 26 37
BUPROPION HCL SR 162 0 27 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160 35 28 55
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 151 0 29 60
GEODON 149 0 30 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 147 0 31 20
MIRTAZAPINE 145 0 32 16
CARBAMAZEPINE 128 0 33 42
CLOZAPINE 124 16 34 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 117 13 35 15
OMEPRAZOLE 94 0 36 78
LEXAPRO 91 0 37 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 22 38 50
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 82 0 38 52
ZYPREXA 81 0 40 61
LATUDA 81 0 40 41
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 81 0 40 59
TOPIRAMATE 75 0 43 32
SEROQUEL XR 67 0 44 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 0 45 23
OLANZAPINE ODT 54 0 46 65
INVEGA 54 0 46 33
STRATTERA 52 12 48 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 0 49 43
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 9, 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.