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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 656

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 656

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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
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this specialty
in Texas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 3,752 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$147 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 649 172 1 3
BUPROPION XL 531 171 2 17
MIRTAZAPINE 466 325 3 13
CYMBALTA 460 199 4 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 419 144 5 15
RISPERIDONE 367 171 6 2
SERTRALINE HCL 359 152 7 8
ABILIFY 351 91 8 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 332 194 9 5
NAMENDA 282 261 10 22
OLANZAPINE 273 171 11 12
SEROQUEL XR 250 77 12 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 249 35 R 13 4
OXCARBAZEPINE 235 32 14 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 219 107 15 18
PAROXETINE HCL 213 58 16 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 205 45 17 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 199 182 18 33
TOPIRAMATE 182 21 19 34
DOXEPIN HCL 181 86 20 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 178 22 21 11
TRAZODONE HCL 176 42 22 1
EXELON 174 174 23 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 167 14 24 27
HALOPERIDOL 161 35 25 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 146 0 26 16
SEROQUEL 120 81 27 20
INVEGA 113 25 28 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 74 29 9
LEXAPRO 87 42 30 47
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 82 0 S2 31 37
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 79 22 R 32 54
LUNESTA 76 54 33 51
ZYPREXA 75 43 34 52
PRISTIQ ER 73 27 35 30
LAMOTRIGINE 68 0 36 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 24 36 24
SUBOXONE 67 17 38 45
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 58 0 39 56
GABAPENTIN 57 13 40 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 11 41 19
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 0 42 35
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 Jan. 11, 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.