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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 656

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 656

497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 1,552 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$175 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 820 159 1 3
TRAZODONE HCL 554 126 2 1
SERTRALINE HCL 416 129 3 8
SEROQUEL XR 383 59 4 21
GABAPENTIN 295 26 5 29
ABILIFY 285 79 6 6
HYDROXYZINE HCL 269 29 R 7 43
PRISTIQ ER 242 33 8 30
LEVETIRACETAM 234 19 9 78
LATUDA 225 17 10 46
RISPERIDONE 216 0 11 2
CYMBALTA 213 38 12 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 207 22 13 10
NAMENDA 178 122 14 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 176 26 15 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 167 38 16 19
LUNESTA 161 38 17 51
BUPROPION XL 158 18 18 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154 27 19 5
OLANZAPINE 146 57 20 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 143 13 R 21 4
MIRTAZAPINE 139 89 22 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122 21 23 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 92 24 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 27 25 18
EXELON 98 55 26 36
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 96 0 R 27 54
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 93 16 28 27
LAMOTRIGINE 84 15 29 14
INVEGA 60 0 30 38
PAROXETINE HCL 57 0 31 23
HALOPERIDOL 54 0 32 26
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. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.