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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 808

$392K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 203 out of 808

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
TRAZODONE HCL 681 518 177 1 3
ALPRAZOLAM 681 477 122 B 1 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 589 510 134 3 8
TEMAZEPAM 486 370 122 B 4 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 361 343 75 5 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 332 279 64 A 6 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 314 246 65 7 23
CLONAZEPAM 308 147 63 B 8 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 288 214 68 9 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 287 162 71 10 10
SERTRALINE HCL 266 174 60 11 7
NAMENDA 250 245* 51 12 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 236 157 55 13 12
PAROXETINE HCL 218 164 44 14 20
CYMBALTA 174 80 43 15 17
LORAZEPAM 174 116 37 B 15 6
BUPROPION HCL SR 164 131 38 17 25
MIRTAZAPINE 156 130 34 18 15
RISPERIDONE 151 87 31 A 19 4
SEROQUEL XR 140 98 35 A 20 19
BUPROPION HCL 106 79 45 21 52
LAMOTRIGINE 102 29 20 22 16
OLANZAPINE 101 66 19 A 23 21
BUPROPION XL 96 47 23 24 18
EXELON 67 67 24 25 38
ABILIFY 65 28 16 A 26 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 <11 <11 R 27 14
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.