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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 656

$458K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 152 out of 656

342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

1% of this provider’s 2,679 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
SERTRALINE HCL 253 154 1 8
MIRTAZAPINE 252 167 2 13
CYMBALTA 224 143 3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 223 117 4 1
BUPROPION HCL SR 216 152 5 25
GABAPENTIN 213 125 6 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186 91 7 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145 63 8 3
OLANZAPINE 143 97 9 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 132 96 10 9
PROPRANOLOL HCL 116 35 11 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE 110 49 12 16
LAMOTRIGINE 105 17 13 14
RISPERIDONE 99 20 14 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 39 15 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88 19 16 10
PAROXETINE HCL 87 56 17 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 69 18 15
CLOZAPINE 80 12 19 31
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 77 34 20 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75 38 21 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72 27 22 50
PRISTIQ ER 69 32 23 30
BUPROPION HCL 68 55 24 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 41 25 19
LATUDA 61 12 26 46
SEROQUEL 58 27 27 20
ABILIFY 57 17 28 6
DOXEPIN HCL 55 24 29 41
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 24 29 35
BUPROPION XL 52 31 31 17
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 50 28 32 63
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 16, 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.