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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,649Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 22

$382K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 22

314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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 Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Florida
CLOZAPINE 421 18 26 A 1 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 340 64 63 A 2 15
LORAZEPAM 296 111 75 B 3 5
LITHIUM CARBONATE 219 29 37 4 38
RISPERIDONE 209 23 38 A 5 16
OLANZAPINE 173 29 27 A 6 22
TRAZODONE HCL 172 33 37 7 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 21 35 8 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 160 22 34 R 9 23
ALPRAZOLAM 157 74 29 B 10 1
CARBAMAZEPINE 144 11 25 11 42
LAMOTRIGINE 133 <11 25 12 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 39 35 13 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 22 23 14 17
ABILIFY 101 18 23 A 15 3
CLONAZEPAM 99 39 22 B 16 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88 <11 19 17 32
SERTRALINE HCL 87 23 23 18 7
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 74 <11 15 A 19 34
SEROQUEL XR 68 0 13 A 20 10
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 60 <11 <11 A 21 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 <11 <11 21 54
PAROXETINE HCL 57 <11 15 23 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 <11 <11 24 24
CYMBALTA 51 <11 <11 25 14
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 Oct. 28, 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.