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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 656

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 656

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

6% of this provider’s 969 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

$126 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 773 68 1 3
TRAZODONE HCL 680 56 2 1
RISPERIDONE 649 56 3 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 555 36 R 4 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 536 48 5 9
CYMBALTA 500 39 6 7
ABILIFY 427 42 7 6
BUPROPION HCL SR 419 15 8 25
SERTRALINE HCL 417 55 9 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 358 45 10 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 342 19 11 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 318 35 12 11
OLANZAPINE 317 31 13 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 309 23 14 24
PAROXETINE HCL 284 29 15 23
LITHIUM CARBONATE 282 0 16 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 274 0 17 10
CARBAMAZEPINE 267 18 18 35
DOXEPIN HCL 258 21 19 41
LAMOTRIGINE 239 24 20 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 217 0 21 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 198 20 R 22 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 196 23 23 18
SEROQUEL 191 0 24 20
MIRTAZAPINE 188 14 25 13
GABAPENTIN 179 0 26 29
HALOPERIDOL 166 0 27 26
CLOZAPINE 148 23 28 31
OXCARBAZEPINE 135 0 29 28
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 132 0 30 27
BUPROPION XL 125 0 31 17
PERPHENAZINE 122 12 32 48
HYDROXYZINE HCL 119 0 R 33 43
LOXAPINE 103 0 34 59
TOPIRAMATE 98 12 35 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 0 36 49
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 77 0 R 37 54
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 75 0 R 38 32
INVEGA SUSTENNA 69 0 39 39
RISPERDAL CONSTA 68 0 40 40
INVEGA 65 0 41 38
LEXAPRO 61 0 42 47
PRISTIQ ER 61 0 42 30
LATUDA 60 0 44 46
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 60 0 44 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 59 0 46 50
SEROQUEL XR 54 0 47 21
GEODON 54 0 47 57
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.