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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1895

$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1895

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% 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 California
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$120 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 California
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 790 49 127 A 1 1
RISPERIDONE 521 53 89 A 2 2
TRAZODONE HCL 368 65 82 3 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 338 <11 62 R 4 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 308 <11 70 5 17
CLONAZEPAM 281 38 52 B 6 3
OLANZAPINE 274 <11 50 A 7 7
SEROQUEL XR 260 31 53 A 8 27
LATUDA 243 18 54 A 9 36
TOPIRAMATE 212 <11 39 10 32
GABAPENTIN 211 21 52 11 30
MIRTAZAPINE 179 15 56 12 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 169 <11 41 13 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166 19 33 14 14
PAROXETINE HCL 159 13 23 15 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 153 12 22 16 29
OMEPRAZOLE 151 19 56 17 62
ABILIFY 151 <11 40 A 17 8
LISINOPRIL 146 <11 58 19 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 <11 24 20 10
LAMOTRIGINE 121 14 18 21 13
LITHIUM CARBONATE 119 14 23 22 23
CLOZAPINE 117 0 12 A 23 16
BUPROPION XL 100 <11 28 24 19
HALOPERIDOL 100 <11 25 A 24 26
SERTRALINE HCL 93 <11 15 26 9
SIMVASTATIN 91 <11 34 27 61
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 90 12 13 A 28 42
CYMBALTA 88 13 24 29 15
LORAZEPAM 82 <11 23 B 30 5
TEMAZEPAM 81 <11 29 B 31 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 <11 20 32 12
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 72 <11 20 R 33 37
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 71 0 17 A 34 51
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 64 0 22 R 35 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 11 15 36 21
PRISTIQ ER 55 <11 <11 37 53
OXCARBAZEPINE 53 12 12 38 43
METFORMIN HCL 52 <11 20 39 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 0 19 40 84
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.