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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 738

$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 738

308 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 308 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 308 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 964 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 Florida
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 402 57 S2 1 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 340 54 2 8
RISPERIDONE 336 41 3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203 48 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201 42 S3 5 58
TRAZODONE HCL 196 40 6 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 178 32 R 7 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148 52 8 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 33 9 4
CARISOPRODOL 137 0 R 10 75
CLOZAPINE 136 0 11 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 128 26 12 22
SERTRALINE HCL 108 30 13 5
ABILIFY 103 13 14 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 26 15 19
PAROXETINE HCL 92 23 16 16
ALPRAZOLAM 88 38 17 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 17 17 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 80 31 19 25
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 79 0 20 52
SEROQUEL 77 19 21 27
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 72 0 22 63
HALOPERIDOL 67 29 23 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 11 24 23
MIRTAZAPINE 61 0 25 10
PERPHENAZINE 58 23 26 42
CYMBALTA 56 16 27 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 26 R 27 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 18 29 24
OLANZAPINE 53 19 30 18
LAMOTRIGINE 51 0 31 12
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 Nov. 18, 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.