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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,460Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 85

$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 85

293 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
10%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Rhode Island
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

12% of this provider’s 526 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$151 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 Rhode Island
RISPERIDONE 321 34 1 2
OLANZAPINE 246 0 2 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 226 22 R 3 8
TRAZODONE HCL 226 19 3 1
ABILIFY 224 36 5 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 14 6 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162 15 7 4
SERTRALINE HCL 160 15 8 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 157 20 9 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 148 11 10 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 13 11 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 19 12 18
MIRTAZAPINE 115 19 13 12
CLOZAPINE 113 0 14 17
CYMBALTA 112 14 15 16
INVEGA SUSTENNA 107 13 16 26
PAROXETINE HCL 89 12 17 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 0 18 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83 0 19 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 82 0 20 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 12 21 21
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 0 22 51
GABAPENTIN 69 17 23 19
BUPROPION XL 66 13 24 22
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 14 25 13
RISPERDAL CONSTA 55 14 26 31
TOPIRAMATE 53 0 27 25
INVEGA 53 0 27 36
SEROQUEL 51 12 29 27
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 50 0 30 43
HALOPERIDOL 50 24 30 28
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 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.