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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 104

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 104

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

4% of this provider’s 608 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*

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$146 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
CLONAZEPAM 769 41 118 B 1 1
TRAZODONE HCL 672 <11 115 2 2
LORAZEPAM 565 72 87 B 3 13
SERTRALINE HCL 522 43 81 4 11
CLOZAPINE 517 32 39 A 5 24
HALOPERIDOL 428 57 73 A 6 23
GABAPENTIN 417 56 63 7 29
INVEGA SUSTENNA 399 29 44 A 8 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 385 24 58 R 9 8
BUPROPION XL 378 92 64 10 18
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 373 21 75 A 11 25
ALPRAZOLAM 363 65 54 B 12 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 356 80 52 13 16
LAMOTRIGINE 354 22 59 14 12
CYMBALTA 339 34 53 15 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 337 66 55 16 19
ABILIFY 327 37 65 A 17 9
OLANZAPINE 324 56 47 A 18 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 295 23 54 19 17
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 276 24 47 A 20 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 258 13 42 21 10
RISPERIDONE 235 32 38 A 22 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 234 45 44 23 27
SEROQUEL XR 227 29 41 A 24 34
MIRTAZAPINE 226 63 40 25 21
NAMENDA 202 59 30 26 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 193 22 41 27 22
TOPIRAMATE 177 18 29 28 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 171 26 33 29 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 171 26 28 29 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 16 26 A 31 4
SIMVASTATIN 145 35 15 32 68
LATUDA 141 <11 28 A 33 49
TEMAZEPAM 129 40 37 B 34 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 <11 27 34 7
MELOXICAM 127 24 14 36 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 0 19 37 6
FANAPT 121 28 26 A 38 79
OMEPRAZOLE 116 <11 18 39 55
PRAZOSIN HCL 113 0 22 40 60
LOXAPINE 113 12 30 A 40 59
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 112 <11 20 A 42 46
RISPERDAL CONSTA 112 <11 <11 A 42 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 111 0 20 44 80
PAROXETINE HCL 105 <11 19 45 28
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 104 12 18 A 46 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL 103 33 23 47 40
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 101 39 13 A 48 48
PRISTIQ ER 96 0 23 49 52
DIAZEPAM 92 16 17 B 50 20
LUNESTA 92 <11 15 50 54
ALPRAZOLAM ER 91 18 32 10 B 52 83
LISINOPRIL 90 13 11 53 71
CLONIDINE HCL 86 <11 <11 54 65
CARBAMAZEPINE 83 <11 16 55 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 <11 <11 56 90
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 72 <11 <11 S2 56 26
NEXIUM 71 <11 11 58 91
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 71 <11 <11 A R 58 72
STRATTERA 66 0 14 60 94
VIIBRYD 63 0 11 61 67
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 63 <11 <11 61 95
MODAFINIL 62 <11 11 63 96
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 59 <11 <11 R 64 43
FAMOTIDINE* 57 <11 11 65 99
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56 <11 <11 66 58
PINDOLOL 53 <11 <11 67 103
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 53 24 11 67 103
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 51 <11 <11 S2 69 105
OXAZEPAM 50 0 12 B 70 106
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 March 27, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.