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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 738

$308K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 279 out of 738

319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

4% of this provider’s 319 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,240 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
FLUOXETINE HCL 394 84 1 8
TRAZODONE HCL 298 50 2 1
LAMOTRIGINE 255 55 3 12
ALPRAZOLAM 241 31 4 17
RISPERIDONE 240 37 5 2
PAROXETINE HCL 225 81 6 16
SERTRALINE HCL 194 60 7 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 13 8 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 170 21 R 9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 44 10 4
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 161 0 R 11 32
MIRTAZAPINE 146 35 12 10
HYDROXYZINE HCL 123 14 R 13 59
CARBAMAZEPINE 111 0 14 49
BUPROPION HCL 109 14 15 56
TEMAZEPAM 108 53 16 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 20 17 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL 103 30 18 40
ABILIFY 102 15 19 7
CLONAZEPAM 83 30 20 30
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 82 11 21 43
HALOPERIDOL 80 36 22 29
CYMBALTA 80 15 22 11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 77 0 24 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 0 25 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 73 18 26 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 70 12 27 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 26 28 14
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 65 20 29 57
BUPROPION XL 63 0 30 15
TOPIRAMATE 56 0 31 39
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 50 0 R 32 46
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 2, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.