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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$593K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 489 200
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 476 107
CYMBALTA 159 39
TRAZODONE HCL 154 28
SERTRALINE HCL 136 45
ABILIFY 132 34
NAMENDA 115 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 34
LUNESTA 97 21
RISPERIDONE 92 29
BUPROPION HCL SR 91 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 89 69
OLANZAPINE 82 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 72 20
DOXEPIN HCL 70 20
OXCARBAZEPINE 69 0
SEROQUEL XR 65 20
INVEGA SUSTENNA 58 24
GABAPENTIN 57 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 33
ALPRAZOLAM 55 0
BUPROPION XL 54 33
INVEGA 54 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 Sept. 28, 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.