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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 738

$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 738

781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,257 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 787 536 1 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 478 371 2 14
ALPRAZOLAM 436 309 3 17
TEMAZEPAM 367 265 4 28
BUPROPION XL 357 169 5 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 346 216 6 4
TRAZODONE HCL 344 249 7 1
SEROQUEL XR 324 177 8 13
PAROXETINE HCL 318 239 9 16
ABILIFY 300 199 10 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 289 164 11 8
MIRTAZAPINE 281 172 12 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 273 261 13 21
SERTRALINE HCL 267 154 14 5
CLONAZEPAM 261 144 15 30
RISPERIDONE 243 117 16 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 217 106 R 17 6
CYMBALTA 216 103 18 11
PERPHENAZINE 212 139 19 42
LEXAPRO 207 172 20 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 205 141 21 20
OLANZAPINE 193 107 22 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175 115 23 9
NAMENDA 175 157 23 26
LORAZEPAM 162 90 25 34
BUPROPION HCL 149 126 26 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142 88 27 19
SEROQUEL 111 74 28 27
BUPROPION HCL SR 111 57 28 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109 28 30 23
EXELON 107 101 31 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 77 43 32 24
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 75 34 R 33 46
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 53 0 34 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52 40 35 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 36 R 36 47
LUNESTA 51 38 36 54
PRISTIQ ER 50 41 38 41
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 Oct. 17, 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.