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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 16

$966K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 16

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $96 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
TRAZODONE HCL 599 243 95 1 5
CLONAZEPAM 501 162 61 B 2 1
LORAZEPAM 462 240 65 B 3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 441 159 38 A 4 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 415 167 48 5 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 377 183 56 6 8
ABILIFY 287 50 38 A 7 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 279 92 34 8 6
SEROQUEL XR 272 58 35 A 9 24
CYMBALTA 271 105 44 10 15
MIRTAZAPINE 266 162 34 11 7
LAMOTRIGINE 262 89 37 12 19
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 236 21 24 A 13 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 223 109 37 14 25
SERTRALINE HCL 219 77 27 15 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 215 90 24 16 13
BUPROPION HCL SR 196 102 28 17 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 188 77 27 18 18
BUPROPION XL 185 109 40 19 23
RISPERIDONE 149 56 21 A 20 3
LITHIUM CARBONATE 146 28 18 21 22
OLANZAPINE 141 46 15 A 22 14
GABAPENTIN 129 31 17 23 32
OXCARBAZEPINE 119 <11 <11 24 21
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 118 12 17 R 25 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102 18 13 26 17
ALPRAZOLAM 95 43 11 B 27 12
PAROXETINE HCL 86 39 13 28 31
LACTULOSE 78 <11 12 29 46
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 26 12 30 36
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 59 <11 <11 31 41
INVEGA 58 <11 <11 A 32 50
EXELON 53 41 13 33 40
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 <11 <11 R 34 16
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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. 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.