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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,418Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 463

$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 463

332 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 New Jersey
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,643 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$144 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 New Jersey
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 411 156 1 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 341 219 2 12
ABILIFY 300 105 3 5
CYMBALTA 293 142 4 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 284 66 5 9
TRAZODONE HCL 265 68 6 3
GABAPENTIN 220 67 7 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 215 46 8 26
SERTRALINE HCL 192 87 9 4
BUPROPION XL 190 105 10 13
PERPHENAZINE 177 39 11 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 174 97 12 15
MIRTAZAPINE 169 107 13 17
SEROQUEL 165 77 14 25
RISPERIDONE 162 24 15 1
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 160 72 16 16
PAROXETINE HCL 153 72 17 18
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 138 20 R 18 2
CARBAMAZEPINE 124 46 19 40
OXCARBAZEPINE 123 55 20 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 121 21 31
OLANZAPINE 117 14 22 6
TOPIRAMATE 102 21 23 28
LEXAPRO 86 60 24 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 86 27 24 22
CLOZAPINE 81 0 26 19
SEROQUEL XR 80 28 27 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 37 28 10
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 77 14 R 29 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 39 29 8
GEODON 72 26 31 71
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 67 12 32 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 20 33 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 17 34 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 52 34 35 66
LAMOTRIGINE 51 18 36 14
AMANTADINE 50 35 37 99
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 8, 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.