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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,059Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1749

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1749

212 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 212 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 7,487 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $143 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 California
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 498 307 R 1 3
OLANZAPINE 443 284 2 6
RISPERIDONE 386 214 3 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 371 120 4 15
CLOZAPINE 348 181 5 11
HALOPERIDOL 325 218 6 21
ABILIFY 308 133 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 282 194 8 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232 153 9 4
TRAZODONE HCL 229 105 10 2
SEROQUEL XR 208 153 11 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205 201 12 82
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204 171 13 37
LITHIUM CARBONATE 180 100 14 20
OLANZAPINE ODT 154 74 15 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 151 90 16 13
LAMOTRIGINE 144 32 17 14
NIASPAN 142 106 18 124
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 134 111 19 50
RISPERDAL CONSTA 134 102 19 42
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 133 100 R 21 33
FLUOCINONIDE 130 119 22 149
LACTULOSE 129 86 23 96
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123 108 24 99
LISINOPRIL 121 112 25 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 24 26 8
FUROSEMIDE 111 106 27 109
SEROQUEL 108 74 28 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 94 29 159
CARBAMAZEPINE 96 94 30 46
SIMVASTATIN 94 67 31 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 31 32 9
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 87 61 33 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 49 34 23
LOVASTATIN 84 22 35 124
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 62 35 97
CLOTRIMAZOLE 84 81 35 164
BUPROPION HCL SR 82 53 38 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 76 39 122
CLONIDINE HCL 80 77 39 75
MIRTAZAPINE 79 59 41 16
RISPERIDONE M-TAB 78 45 42 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 56 43 121
SERTRALINE HCL 73 37 44 7
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 70 35 45 48
VALPROIC ACID 66 41 46 58
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 65 65 47 181
TRAVATAN Z 63 60 48 182
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 29 48 122
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 59 50 88
RANITIDINE HCL 61 35 51 155
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 60 46 52 103
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 29 53 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 0 54 17
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 54 34 R 55 85
GABAPENTIN 53 38 56 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53 52 56 28
ATENOLOL 52 34 58 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 50 59 30
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.