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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 656

$2.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 656

619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

7% of this provider’s 3,085 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$198 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 1,001 184 1 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 900 175 R 2 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 622 97 3 10
TRAZODONE HCL 610 127 4 1
OLANZAPINE 573 223 5 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 493 130 6 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 444 138 7 5
CYMBALTA 437 170 8 7
MIRTAZAPINE 414 168 9 13
ABILIFY 394 73 10 6
SERTRALINE HCL 387 86 11 8
SEROQUEL XR 358 99 12 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 91 13 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 306 141 14 15
HALOPERIDOL 283 55 15 26
RISPERDAL CONSTA 258 0 16 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 189 78 17 18
SAPHRIS 189 23 10 17 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 63 19 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 131 20 33
SEROQUEL 151 51 21 20
ZYPREXA 146 58 22 52
BUPROPION XL 132 0 23 17
CARBAMAZEPINE 127 0 24 35
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 124 13 R 25 54
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 120 19 26 53
LITHIUM CARBONATE 118 32 27 16
LEXAPRO 117 35 28 47
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 114 0 29 27
NAMENDA 111 84 30 22
CLOZAPINE 108 0 31 31
TOPIRAMATE 96 0 32 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 16 33 19
LUNESTA 80 35 34 51
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 77 0 35 62
LAMOTRIGINE 75 28 36 14
OXCARBAZEPINE 74 12 37 28
PAROXETINE HCL 73 0 38 23
RISPERDAL 69 25 10 39 134
GEODON 69 0 39 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 24 R 41 42
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 0 R 41 43
VALPROIC ACID 59 21 43 69
LATUDA 56 15 44 46
AMANTADINE 53 0 45 77
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 Nov. 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.