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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 808

$967K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 808

758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 758 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
LORAZEPAM 821 458 149 B 1 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 814 302 133 2 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 722 156 87 R 3 14
RISPERIDONE 716 346 101 A 4 4
CLONAZEPAM 629 188 98 B 5 1
BUPROPION XL 486 158 82 6 18
TRAZODONE HCL 461 182 70 7 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 452 56 58 8 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 444 84 58 A 9 32
OLANZAPINE 440 82 49 A 10 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 428 207 68 A 11 5
DIAZEPAM 420 91 73 B 12 31
SERTRALINE HCL 408 192 60 13 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 374 113 69 14 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 337 187 66 15 11
MIRTAZAPINE 320 131 51 16 15
ABILIFY 308 66 50 A 17 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 293 124 43 18 22
CLOZAPINE 251 <11 <11 A 19 33
LAMOTRIGINE 218 78 35 20 16
HALOPERIDOL 192 63 31 A 21 30
SEROQUEL XR 188 41 24 A 22 19
CYMBALTA 188 74 31 22 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 96 40 24 10
ALPRAZOLAM 180 77 35 B 24 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 151 31 21 26 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 147 27 22 27 28
PAROXETINE HCL 128 41 22 28 20
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 125 15 17 A 29 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 118 51 22 30 23
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 107 28 23 A 31 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104 29 14 R 32 45
THIOTHIXENE 74 27 14 A 33 101
IMIPRAMINE HCL 73 <11 <11 R 34 96
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 68 <11 11 A 35 47
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 29 18 36 25
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 63 <11 <11 R 37 46
TEMAZEPAM 52 <11 16 B 38 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 <11 <11 39 44
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 July 9, 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.