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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 656

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 656

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 Texas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,847 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$150 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 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 Texas
RISPERIDONE 527 213 1 2
SERTRALINE HCL 425 217 2 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 398 192 3 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 371 27 R 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 236 105 5 70
LITHIUM CARBONATE 231 84 6 16
SEROQUEL 227 82 7 20
HALOPERIDOL 225 64 8 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 223 118 9 9
TRAZODONE HCL 218 44 10 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210 130 11 71
OLANZAPINE 209 104 12 12
EXELON 208 202 13 36
DOXEPIN HCL 194 96 14 41
LISINOPRIL 194 85 14 61
OMEPRAZOLE 184 63 16 73
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182 84 17 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 177 25 18 10
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 170 20 19 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168 100 20 92
MIRTAZAPINE 162 79 21 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 152 47 22 24
INVEGA SUSTENNA 147 0 23 39
THIOTHIXENE 144 84 24 66
NAMENDA 137 116 25 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 37 26 3
METFORMIN HCL 133 25 26 95
ABILIFY 127 0 28 6
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 124 32 29 62
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 116 75 30 56
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 115 69 31 104
CYMBALTA 110 40 32 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107 78 33 97
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 39 34 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 21 S3 35 44
CARBAMAZEPINE 98 12 36 35
TOPIRAMATE 98 17 36 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 98 38 36 25
PRISTIQ ER 97 23 39 30
LATUDA 94 0 40 46
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 91 25 41 27
FUROSEMIDE 90 28 42 87
GABAPENTIN 88 34 43 29
ETODOLAC 87 38 44 129
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 86 25 R 45 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 0 46 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 36 R 47 42
THIORIDAZINE HCL 75 20 R 48 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 28 48 11
METHADONE HCL 75 43 S2 48 113
LAMOTRIGINE 73 12 51 14
FENTANYL 71 0 S2 52 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 36 53 33
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 69 17 53 89
PAROXETINE HCL 68 19 55 23
ZYPREXA 67 49 56 52
DESIPRAMINE HCL 63 48 57 139
INVEGA 61 0 58 38
TRAMADOL HCL 59 32 59 88
OXCARBAZEPINE 59 14 59 28
GEODON 58 0 61 57
FANAPT 55 0 62 67
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 54 16 63 72
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 0 R 64 43
PERPHENAZINE 51 0 65 48
CLOZAPINE 51 0 65 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 33 67 101
LACTULOSE 50 24 67 147
ATENOLOL 50 35 67 115
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 39 67 90
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 April 19, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.