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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,372Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 296

$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 296

265 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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
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this specialty
in Maryland
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 265 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

12% of this provider’s 1,169 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $118 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 Maryland
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 533 136 R 1 1
RISPERIDONE 498 89 2 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 413 80 3 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 377 79 4 4
TRAZODONE HCL 292 35 5 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 275 12 6 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 267 49 7 9
OLANZAPINE 244 80 8 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 230 37 9 22
SERTRALINE HCL 224 34 10 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 57 11 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 162 46 12 13
ABILIFY 159 0 13 6
SEROQUEL 132 31 14 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 131 27 15 27
BUPROPION HCL SR 122 31 16 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121 12 17 17
CYMBALTA 119 27 18 15
PAROXETINE HCL 114 0 19 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 24 20 10
CLOZAPINE 99 0 21 12
LAMOTRIGINE 97 17 22 14
MIRTAZAPINE 90 0 23 20
HALOPERIDOL 86 21 24 16
BUPROPION XL 84 13 25 18
SEROQUEL XR 77 12 26 32
PERPHENAZINE 74 0 27 30
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 24 28 42
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 59 25 29 26
THIORIDAZINE HCL 54 0 R 30 98
LEXAPRO 53 18 31 45
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.