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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 764

$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 764

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs*

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$152 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
ALPRAZOLAM 956 147 147 B 1 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 723 211 85 A 2 3
CLONAZEPAM 399 132 68 B 3 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 383 86 89 4 16
MIRTAZAPINE 364 136 63 5 18
CYMBALTA 325 74 53 6 9
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 320 64 61 R 7 7
RISPERIDONE 291 152 47 A 8 5
TRAZODONE HCL 219 26 52 9 2
PAROXETINE HCL 183 86 30 10 30
ABILIFY 164 61 37 A 11 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 160 46 26 12 14
SEROQUEL XR 135 <11 23 A 13 25
LATUDA 127 <11 37 A 14 43
SUBOXONE 106 27 13 S3 15 49
OLANZAPINE 102 24 12 A 16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 92 32 17 17 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 <11 22 18 15
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 82 <11 <11 A 19 23
PRISTIQ ER 73 32 13 20 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 64* 16 21 33
NAMENDA 68 63* 16 22 24
INVEGA SUSTENNA 61 <11 <11 A 23 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 18 13 24 19
SEROQUEL 57 <11 <11 A 25 149
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 22 12 26 13
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 1, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.