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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 839

$348K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 839

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 Pennsylvania
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,016 231 155 1 17
ALPRAZOLAM 775 203 95 B 2 11
CLONAZEPAM 530 117 70 B 3 1
SERTRALINE HCL 434 123 80 4 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 414 97 54 5 7
TRAZODONE HCL 369 76 66 6 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 343 71 52 7 12
DOXEPIN HCL 326 63 54 8 37
MIRTAZAPINE 253 77 42 9 16
LORAZEPAM 219 104 37 B 10 5
NAMENDA 196 164 36 11 42
SEROQUEL XR 185 25 35 A 12 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175 32 21 A 13 2
PAROXETINE HCL 164 48 25 14 26
ABILIFY 145 23 23 A 15 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137 19 21 R 16 45
DIAZEPAM 135 25 24 B 17 36
TEMAZEPAM 131 70 29 B 18 33
BUPROPION XL 128 38 21 19 28
RISPERIDONE 124 43 16 A 20 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 23 13 21 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 110 <11 18 22 23
CLONIDINE HCL 78 0 15 23 62
CYMBALTA 73 21 17 24 18
OLANZAPINE 68 23 14 A 25 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 <11 <11 26 22
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 Feb. 5, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.