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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 656

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 656

972 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,647 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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
TRAZODONE HCL 910 691 1 1
NAMENDA 782 745 2 22
EXELON 762 683 3 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 669 555 4 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 626 575 5 33
CYMBALTA 562 470 6 7
OLANZAPINE 444 402 7 12
RISPERIDONE 338 250 8 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 327 261 9 24
MIRTAZAPINE 307 253 10 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 287 219 11 5
ABILIFY 254 162 12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 238 170 13 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 233 145 R 14 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 201 93 15 10
SEROQUEL 142 97 16 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141 98 17 18
PRISTIQ ER 135 67 18 30
PAROXETINE HCL 119 92 19 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 55 20 3
SEROQUEL XR 98 65 21 21
BUPROPION XL 93 77 22 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 81 23 15
LAMOTRIGINE 76 29 24 14
SIMVASTATIN 67 61 25 70
RIVASTIGMINE 66 64 26 103
ARICEPT 62 62 27 80
GABAPENTIN 61 60 28 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 57 29 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 57 51 30 50
LEXAPRO 55 44 31 47
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 1, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.