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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 656

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 656

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

6% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 989 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$187 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 568 65 1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 407 17 2 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 401 65 3 10
RISPERIDONE 377 54 4 2
ABILIFY 374 41 5 6
PRISTIQ ER 363 38 10 6 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 335 70 7 18
CYMBALTA 332 50 8 7
BUPROPION XL 299 12 9 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264 29 10 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 261 49 R 11 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 243 33 12 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 239 20 13 19
LEXAPRO 215 22 14 47
INVEGA 191 24 15 38
SEROQUEL XR 177 0 16 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 176 0 17 27
SERTRALINE HCL 171 38 18 8
LATUDA 138 15 19 46
LITHIUM CARBONATE 135 11 20 16
LAMOTRIGINE 133 0 21 14
SEROQUEL 130 16 22 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 127 24 23 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121 25 24 15
MIRTAZAPINE 115 33 25 13
OLANZAPINE 114 0 26 12
RISPERDAL CONSTA 99 16 27 40
PAROXETINE HCL 84 0 28 23
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 82 0 R 29 32
GEODON 73 0 30 57
LUNESTA 70 0 31 51
OXCARBAZEPINE 70 0 31 28
DOXEPIN HCL 66 16 33 41
EQUETRO 63 16 10 34 120
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 0 35 35
GABAPENTIN 61 0 35 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 0 37 24
FANAPT 54 0 38 67
CLOZAPINE 53 0 39 31
INVEGA SUSTENNA 52 12 40 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 0 40 9
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. 8, 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.