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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 190

$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 190

757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

9% of this provider’s 2,715 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Puerto Rico
SERTRALINE HCL 1,215 500 1 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 553 96 2 2
RISPERIDONE 525 183 3 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 447 127 R 4 15
PRISTIQ ER 438 123 10 5 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 410 88 6 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 380 107 7 9
BUPROPION XL 322 44 8 8
PAROXETINE HCL 321 84 9 4
TRAZODONE HCL 270 85 10 7
MIRTAZAPINE 235 35 11 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 222 64 12 6
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 215 59 R 13 20
LAMOTRIGINE 183 13 14 24
CYMBALTA 183 14 14 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 176 47 16 13
SEROQUEL 163 56 17 22
ABILIFY 162 21 18 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL 152 36 19 40
EXELON 141 118 20 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 136 21 21 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 131 0 10 22 47
LITHIUM CARBONATE 125 13 23 27
HALOPERIDOL 100 22 24 21
OMEPRAZOLE 87 15 25 43
DOXEPIN HCL 86 12 26 12
ETODOLAC 86 11 26 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 27 R 28 11
CLONAZEPAM 79 0 29 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 28 30 33
NAMENDA 75 70 31 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 21 32 16
SEROQUEL XR 62 0 33 34
LORAZEPAM 61 25 34 56
ALPRAZOLAM 60 0 35 48
OLANZAPINE 58 24 36 19
GABAPENTIN 57 13 37 38
RANITIDINE HCL 56 0 38 37
TEMAZEPAM 54 16 39 61
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53 18 40 45
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50 15 41 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 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.