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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,171Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 104

$862K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 104

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% 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 Arkansas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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 Arkansas
ALPRAZOLAM 2,127 263 265 B 1 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 614 77 91 2 6
TRAZODONE HCL 514 63 91 3 2
THIOTHIXENE 429 39 66 A 10 4 50
CLONAZEPAM 394 22 67 B 5 1
BUPROPION XL 359 54 57 6 18
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 351 29 37 S2 7 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 311 61 47 8 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 306 41 47 9 10
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 297 67 41 10 56
SERTRALINE HCL 272 51 42 11 11
MIRTAZAPINE 252 31 39 12 21
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 245 12 28 A 13 25
CYMBALTA 222 37 33 14 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221 37 36 15 19
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 212 <11 29 S2 16 45
ABILIFY 203 25 29 A 17 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 199 18 30 A 18 4
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 197 29 33 R 19 36
LAMOTRIGINE 192 27 37 20 12
PROPRANOLOL HCL 190 27 35 21 35
GABAPENTIN 164 <11 27 22 29
TOPIRAMATE 158 <11 30 23 30
PAROXETINE HCL 144 19 23 24 28
SEROQUEL XR 142 <11 30 A 25 34
DIAZEPAM 133 16 22 B 26 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 14 18 27 22
LORAZEPAM 108 87 19 B 28 13
OXCARBAZEPINE 104 12 21 29 31
BUPROPION HCL 93 26 16 30 70
DOXEPIN HCL 84 <11 11 31 42
TEMAZEPAM 76 <11 15 B 32 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 0 15 R 33 89
THIORIDAZINE HCL 70 <11 12 A R 34 93
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 69 <11 <11 A R 35 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL 67 13 11 36 40
PRISTIQ ER 66 <11 <11 37 52
AMANTADINE 66 <11 16 37 78
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 <11 <11 R 39 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 <11 <11 40 27
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 53 <11 <11 S2 41 72
CLONIDINE HCL 50 <11 <11 42 65
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 Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.