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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,263Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 764

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 764

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 Texas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs*

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 Texas
CLONAZEPAM 809 92 144 B 1 1
RISPERIDONE 671 58 98 A 2 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 587 93 93 3 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 511 95 83 A 4 3
ABILIFY 508 118 84 A 5 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 428 89 83 6 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 413 59 70 7 6
DIAZEPAM 390 80 68 B 8 32
CYMBALTA 382 90 73 9 9
LORAZEPAM 379 77 73 B 10 12
SERTRALINE HCL 364 109 67 11 8
TRAZODONE HCL 362 82 80 12 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 305 52 54 R 13 7
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 300 80 37 A 14 23
MIRTAZAPINE 296 66 60 15 18
OLANZAPINE 282 46 51 A 16 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 275 45 48 17 15
HYDROXYZINE HCL 264 31 71 R 18 48
TEMAZEPAM 241 49 49 B 19 35
BUPROPION XL 229 44 34 20 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 213 66 35 21 19
TOPIRAMATE 174 22 41 22 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164 48 38 23 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 145 24 34 24 22
LAMOTRIGINE 145 36 26 24 17
GABAPENTIN 144 <11 25 26 29
PAROXETINE HCL 141 16 20 27 30
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 141 12 23 27 67
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 133 <11 22 S2 29 39
HALOPERIDOL 117 34 18 A 30 31
OXCARBAZEPINE 115 18 25 31 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 113 19 29 32 26
PERPHENAZINE 106 <11 14 A 33 53
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 102 12 23 R 34 37
LITHIUM CARBONATE 98 17 21 35 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97 28 18 36 27
DOXEPIN HCL 91 12 11 37 45
SEROQUEL XR 85 <11 21 A 38 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 26 16 R 39 44
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 80 29 14 S2 40 56
INVEGA 77 0 11 A 41 46
LUNESTA 72 12 18 42 54
PRISTIQ ER 71 18 11 43 34
OMEPRAZOLE 68 23 26 44 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 <11 <11 45 85
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 58 <11 <11 R 46 98
STRATTERA 55 <11 13 47 121
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 50 21 17 48 52
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 June 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.