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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 738

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 738

896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,568 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 Florida
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 794 108 1 3
TRAZODONE HCL 555 84 2 1
RISPERIDONE 534 85 3 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 378 79 4 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 320 50 R 5 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 317 25 6 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 286 31 7 24
SERTRALINE HCL 285 55 8 5
BUPROPION HCL SR 274 65 9 22
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 269 13 R 10 32
LAMOTRIGINE 260 43 11 12
MIRTAZAPINE 255 67 12 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 217 27 13 9
ALPRAZOLAM 183 36 14 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE 177 15 15 25
CYMBALTA 163 26 16 11
PAROXETINE HCL 161 36 17 16
ABILIFY 139 0 18 7
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 136 0 19 36
SEROQUEL XR 128 19 20 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 114 11 21 20
SEROQUEL 114 30 21 27
HALOPERIDOL 108 18 23 29
BUPROPION XL 108 14 23 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 30 25 19
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 102 19 S2 26 37
OLANZAPINE 102 17 26 18
DOXEPIN HCL 91 16 28 45
OXCARBAZEPINE 91 0 28 44
CLONAZEPAM 91 0 28 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL 90 46 31 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 32 32 14
TEMAZEPAM 77 12 33 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 18 R 34 47
GABAPENTIN 73 22 35 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 61 36 21
TOPIRAMATE 64 0 37 39
LUNESTA 58 0 38 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 0 39 23
PERPHENAZINE 50 0 40 42
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 March 6, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.