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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,882Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 738

$751K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 738

533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

12% of this provider’s 710 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$95 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 841 28 R 1 6
TRAZODONE HCL 741 75 2 1
RISPERIDONE 546 41 3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 421 67 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 405 68 5 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 386 65 6 8
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 308 25 R 7 46
ABILIFY 297 19 8 7
BUPROPION HCL SR 285 28 9 22
SERTRALINE HCL 260 46 10 5
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 249 32 R 11 32
HALOPERIDOL 238 0 12 29
OXCARBAZEPINE 219 35 13 44
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 213 28 14 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 176 0 15 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 165 22 16 20
MIRTAZAPINE 158 0 17 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 0 18 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 155 17 19 36
SEROQUEL XR 146 0 20 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134 12 21 23
HYDROXYZINE HCL 112 0 R 22 59
CLOZAPINE 106 0 23 31
PAROXETINE HCL 102 0 24 16
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 98 0 25 48
OLANZAPINE 97 17 26 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 0 27 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 0 28 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 61 0 29 25
BUPROPION XL 60 0 30 15
LEXAPRO 57 0 31 35
GEODON 55 0 32 65
LATUDA 50 0 33 64
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.