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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 656

$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 656

446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,850 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

$128 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 561 108 1 1
BUPROPION XL 379 174 2 17
MIRTAZAPINE 262 162 3 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258 66 4 18
SERTRALINE HCL 216 101 5 8
PAROXETINE HCL 212 104 6 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 199 116 7 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 47 8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 96 9 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 175 48 10 10
ABILIFY 170 42 11 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 156 0 R 12 4
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 152 53 R 13 42
CYMBALTA 139 52 14 7
OXCARBAZEPINE 129 43 15 28
OLANZAPINE 124 41 16 12
RISPERIDONE 114 0 17 2
BUPROPION HCL SR 113 56 18 25
LUNESTA 105 39 19 51
DOXEPIN HCL 104 31 20 41
LEXAPRO 90 33 21 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 23 22 11
HALOPERIDOL 79 15 23 26
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 77 18 24 27
LAMOTRIGINE 71 16 25 14
BUPROPION HCL 67 36 26 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 33 27 5
CLONIDINE HCL 60 12 28 58
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59 12 29 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 11 30 49
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 Feb. 26, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.