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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 738

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 738

739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

2% of this provider’s 7,113 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$155 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

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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 1,254 791 1 3
ABILIFY 1,045 505 10 2 7
SEROQUEL XR 844 411 10 3 13
SERTRALINE HCL 837 518 4 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 821 526 5 14
RISPERIDONE 819 383 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 670 390 7 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 558 490 8 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 455 269 9 8
CYMBALTA 404 182 10 11
MIRTAZAPINE 403 271 11 10
LEXAPRO 387 229 12 35
BUPROPION XL 359 149 13 15
PAROXETINE HCL 352 212 14 16
TRAZODONE HCL 330 128 15 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 257 69 R 16 6
NAMENDA 250 242 17 26
LORAZEPAM 196 101 18 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188 133 19 9
SEROQUEL 175 75 20 27
EXELON 174 144 21 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 172 48 22 19
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 156 0 R 23 32
LUNESTA 127 47 24 54
ALPRAZOLAM 127 50 24 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 113 51 26 20
BUPROPION HCL SR 100 36 27 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 14 28 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 94 42 29 36
PERPHENAZINE 87 19 30 42
GALANTAMINE HBR 84 84 31 92
OLANZAPINE 84 13 31 18
LAMOTRIGINE 78 0 33 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75 13 34 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL 71 28 35 40
TEMAZEPAM 71 37 35 28
LITHIUM CARBONATE 69 12 37 25
PRISTIQ ER 66 38 38 41
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 25 R 39 59
VIIBRYD 63 46 40 71
CLONAZEPAM 60 19 41 30
GEODON 50 16 42 65
HALOPERIDOL 50 18 42 29
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. 13, 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.