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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 656

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 656

316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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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this specialty
in Texas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 316 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 316 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,186 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$127 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 335 119 1 2
TRAZODONE HCL 254 51 2 1
SERTRALINE HCL 202 89 3 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 55 4 9
ABILIFY 193 39 5 6
OLANZAPINE 164 43 6 12
LAMOTRIGINE 160 24 7 14
MIRTAZAPINE 158 47 8 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 149 55 9 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147 17 10 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 142 23 R 11 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134 25 12 15
CLONIDINE HCL 126 43 13 58
SEROQUEL XR 117 13 14 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102 23 15 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 18 16 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 16 17 11
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 82 16 S2 18 37
CYMBALTA 82 15 18 7
PAROXETINE HCL 75 32 20 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 30 20 19
HALOPERIDOL 70 15 22 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 69 32 23 25
BUPROPION XL 67 17 24 17
CARBAMAZEPINE 62 0 25 35
PERPHENAZINE 60 12 26 48
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 60 12 26 55
DOXEPIN HCL 59 27 28 41
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 54 0 29 56
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 Sept. 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.