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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 808

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 808

476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

3% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
CLONAZEPAM 693 74 96 B 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 681 98 92 B 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 343 49 71 3 3
ABILIFY 339 36 69 A 4 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 337 64 67 5 12
LORAZEPAM 335 88 70 B 6 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 300 40 61 7 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 281 32 64 8 8
LITHIUM CARBONATE 276 72 53 9 28
OLANZAPINE 255 64 51 A 10 21
SEROQUEL XR 254 24 46 A 11 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232 54 48 A 12 5
RISPERIDONE 224 36 44 A 13 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 202 23 50 14 27
SERTRALINE HCL 198 66 41 15 7
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 179 22 36 16 22
TEMAZEPAM 160 14 29 B 17 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 159 43 36 18 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151 28 30 19 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 146 42 28 20 23
DIAZEPAM 130 <11 30 B 21 31
GABAPENTIN 124 20 29 22 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 50 19 23 94
LAMOTRIGINE 118 14 25 24 16
CLOZAPINE 114 0 15 A 25 33
CYMBALTA 113 21 27 26 17
MIRTAZAPINE 111 28 26 27 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 108 21 24 R 28 14
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 107 16 18 A 29 32
OXCARBAZEPINE 93 25 16 30 39
PAROXETINE HCL 91 20 18 31 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 55 17 32 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 18 18 33 11
INVEGA 79 <11 12 A 34 63
PRISTIQ ER 75 29 13 35 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 13 16 36 66
NAMENDA 58 15 17 37 29
OMEPRAZOLE 53 <11 <11 38 62
INVEGA SUSTENNA 52 <11 <11 A 39 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 26 16 S3 40 55
LEVETIRACETAM 51 <11 <11 40 67
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 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.