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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Addiction Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,295 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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
TRAZODONE HCL 1,086 303
CYMBALTA 1,041 245 10
LAMOTRIGINE 975 180
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 761 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 728 224
CLOZAPINE 698 111
MIRTAZAPINE 622 269
ROPINIROLE HCL 595 215 10
LITHIUM CARBONATE 586 47 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563 191
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 528 82 10
SERTRALINE HCL 520 137
TOPIRAMATE 492 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 491 110
BUPROPION HCL SR 490 138
CITALOPRAM HBR 411 148
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 391 112
DOXEPIN HCL 387 121
RISPERIDONE 369 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 362 97
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 359 55 R
PAROXETINE HCL 325 88
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 314 44 10
ABILIFY 285 31
OLANZAPINE 261 80
NAMENDA 253 216
GABAPENTIN 236 72
HALOPERIDOL 234 47
SEROQUEL 229 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 215 145
BUSPIRONE HCL 210 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 208 41 R
CARBAMAZEPINE 202 48
EXELON 182 167
IBUPROFEN 181 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 32
GEODON 181 32 10
IMIPRAMINE HCL 155 55 R
ALPRAZOLAM 153 83
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 143 31 R
PRISTIQ ER 142 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 138 42
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 137 60 S2
LYRICA 130 29
LEXAPRO 120 40
LORAZEPAM 118 58
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 113 54
SEROQUEL XR 105 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 105 46
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 95 12
RISPERDAL CONSTA 94 18
BUPROPION XL 91 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 0
BUPROPION HCL 70 52
CLONAZEPAM 70 12
NALTREXONE HCL 69 0
FANAPT 67 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 26
LISINOPRIL 64 30
CLONIDINE HCL 64 0
DIAZEPAM 59 18
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 58 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 0
AMANTADINE 57 16
LEVETIRACETAM 53 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53 17
PRAZOSIN HCL 53 0
PRIMIDONE 52 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 15 R
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 50 0 R
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 July 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.