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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 203

$402K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 203

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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 14%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 Puerto Rico
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 938 262 220 1 2
BUPROPION XL 928 209 201 10 2 13
CLONAZEPAM 808 229 154 B 3 1
LORAZEPAM 651 254 154 B 4 6
MIRTAZAPINE 487 127 140 5 27
TEMAZEPAM 396 220 118 B 6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 392 86 62 B 7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 370 177 82 8 11
OLANZAPINE 321 156 62 A 9 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 299 83 45 A 10 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242 28 34 S2 11 58
DOXEPIN HCL 237 78 50 12 17
RISPERIDONE 208 150 66 A 13 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206 161 46 14 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 205 88 46 15 19
TRAZODONE HCL 186 38 34 16 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 183 62 30 17 3
CYMBALTA 174 78 31 18 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 157 32 29 19 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 157 26 28 19 32
PAROXETINE HCL 155 62 37 21 7
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 137 30 70 R 22 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 120 <11 30 23 60
GALANTAMINE HBR 114 94 32 24 66
RANITIDINE HCL 106 37 39 25 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105 <11 20 26 35
LATUDA 102 13 20 A 27 74
PERPHENAZINE 92 <11 18 A 28 47
SERTRALINE HCL 88 23 20 29 5
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 13 32 30 81
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 71 21 15 B 31 26
ABILIFY 65 <11 <11 A 32 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 63 <11 15 R 33 23
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 25 23 R 34 54
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.