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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 563

$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 563

275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,295 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 Ohio
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 722 0 R 1 3
CLOZAPINE 673 0 2 19
RISPERIDONE 616 68 3 1
OLANZAPINE 458 43 4 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 436 0 5 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 388 45 6 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 383 0 7 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 336 34 8 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 283 141 9 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 282 13 10 15
MIRTAZAPINE 272 99 11 16
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 256 0 10 12 53
TRAZODONE HCL 242 0 13 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 20 14 13
ABILIFY 224 0 15 4
LAMOTRIGINE 203 33 16 8
OXCARBAZEPINE 200 0 17 30
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 199 0 18 24
PAROXETINE HCL 197 13 19 21
GABAPENTIN 196 40 20 27
TOPIRAMATE 192 0 21 32
SEROQUEL 181 0 22 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 174 39 23 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 159 45 24 20
PRISTIQ ER 153 16 25 34
INVEGA 152 0 26 33
RISPERDAL CONSTA 142 0 27 31
SERTRALINE HCL 136 33 28 6
CYMBALTA 129 0 29 10
OLANZAPINE ODT 122 0 30 65
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 105 51 R 31 40
SEROQUEL XR 97 0 32 22
NALTREXONE HCL 90 53 33 71
RISPERIDONE ODT 79 0 10 34 120
HALOPERIDOL 78 30 35 28
ALPRAZOLAM 77 50 36 36
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 76 0 R 37 29
ZYPREXA 75 0 38 61
LATUDA 74 0 39 41
BUPROPION XL 71 0 40 17
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 70 0 R 41 79
CLONAZEPAM 62 37 42 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 0 43 135
GEODON 58 0 44 56
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 58 0 44 59
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 53 0 R 46 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 0 47 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 30 48 18
OMEPRAZOLE 50 45 49 78
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 April 1, 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.