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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 656

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 656

462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

6% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 1,284 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$141 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $147 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 643 133 1 3
TRAZODONE HCL 366 83 2 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 326 34 3 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 320 40 R 4 4
LAMOTRIGINE 310 44 5 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 289 19 6 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 268 63 7 9
RISPERIDONE 257 37 8 2
SUBOXONE 255 12 9 45
SERTRALINE HCL 244 49 10 8
CYMBALTA 240 59 11 7
ABILIFY 239 28 12 6
OXCARBAZEPINE 192 14 13 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 187 55 14 11
BUPROPION XL 183 26 15 17
OLANZAPINE 163 0 16 12
TOPIRAMATE 160 28 17 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148 30 18 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 147 25 19 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 143 15 20 19
PAROXETINE HCL 136 0 21 23
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 131 18 22 27
HYDROXYZINE HCL 127 0 R 23 43
HALOPERIDOL 126 30 24 26
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 122 13 S2 25 37
SEROQUEL 112 0 26 20
CARBAMAZEPINE 99 0 27 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE 99 12 27 16
GABAPENTIN 96 0 29 29
MIRTAZAPINE 94 12 30 13
LUNESTA 80 0 31 51
CLOZAPINE 77 0 32 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 13 33 24
SEROQUEL XR 60 0 34 21
GEODON 58 0 35 57
CLONAZEPAM 57 22 36 85
LATUDA 57 0 36 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 53 0 38 76
LEXAPRO 52 13 39 47
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 April 11, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.