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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,125Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 226 out of 808

$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 808

215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$152 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
CYMBALTA 480 332 100 1 17
NAMENDA 466 369 95 2 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 420 317 80 3 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 276 128 49 4 10
OLANZAPINE 263 145 40 A 5 21
CLONAZEPAM 254 168 53 B 6 1
SEROQUEL XR 248 156 39 A 7 19
TRAZODONE HCL 217 140 51 8 3
ABILIFY 177 146 31 A 9 13
PAROXETINE HCL 160 119 36 10 20
ALPRAZOLAM 154 52 24 B 11 2
MIRTAZAPINE 134 98 20 12 15
DOXEPIN HCL 104 59 21 13 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 66 15 14 11
SERTRALINE HCL 84 64 13 15 7
TEMAZEPAM 77 43 16 B 16 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 <11 <11 17 12
NAMENDA XR 52 47* 26 18 102
LUNESTA 51 <11 <11 19 58
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 Jan. 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.