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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 14

$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 14

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

3% of this provider’s 348 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 1,214 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$140 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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 767 147 1 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 435 35 2 10
TRAZODONE HCL 426 53 3 3
ABILIFY 385 61 4 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 346 78 5 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 330 38 R 6 12
CYMBALTA 298 82 7 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 285 42 8 6
OLANZAPINE 282 67 9 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 278 42 10 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 264 44 11 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 36 12 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 227 26 13 9
PERPHENAZINE 150 0 14 28
SERTRALINE HCL 146 0 15 5
LAMOTRIGINE 144 0 16 15
CLOZAPINE 122 0 17 29
SEROQUEL 122 17 17 27
OXCARBAZEPINE 110 14 19 18
SEROQUEL XR 107 0 20 19
HALOPERIDOL 102 25 21 37
PAROXETINE HCL 79 45 22 24
MIRTAZAPINE 78 40 23 4
LEXAPRO 72 0 24 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 13 25 13
BUPROPION XL 66 0 26 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 61 0 27 25
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 16 28 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 13 29 22
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.