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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 738

$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 738

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 568 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

4% of this provider’s 791 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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
CITALOPRAM HBR 388 97 1 4
RISPERIDONE 317 57 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 308 37 3 1
SERTRALINE HCL 277 38 4 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 235 0 5 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 233 0 R 6 6
ABILIFY 213 0 7 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 190 0 8 9
LAMOTRIGINE 190 18 8 12
SEROQUEL XR 183 0 10 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 178 16 11 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 166 25 12 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 162 23 13 8
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 152 13 14 36
MIRTAZAPINE 149 22 15 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 28 16 3
HALOPERIDOL 133 11 17 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117 14 18 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 18 19 14
OLANZAPINE 109 0 20 18
BUPROPION XL 101 18 21 15
CYMBALTA 98 19 22 11
PAROXETINE HCL 91 12 23 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 18 R 24 47
ALPRAZOLAM 82 21 25 17
GABAPENTIN 80 0 26 33
LITHIUM CARBONATE 77 12 27 25
CLONAZEPAM 72 0 28 30
THIOTHIXENE 63 0 29 79
LORAZEPAM 63 11 29 34
SEROQUEL 62 0 31 27
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 62 14 R 31 32
NAMENDA 57 38 33 26
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 May 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.