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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 32

$818K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 32

182 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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 Idaho
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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 Idaho
LAMOTRIGINE 403 81 53 1 1
RISPERIDONE 286 32 34 A 2 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267 53 34 A 3 3
OLANZAPINE 197 50 23 A 4 18
LORAZEPAM 178 37 24 B 5 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 171 27 28 R 6 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 39 23 7 6
TRAZODONE HCL 164 20 34 8 4
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 157 59 19 9 12
CLONAZEPAM 156 <11 22 B 10 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 149 33 14 11 27
RISPERDAL CONSTA 140 38 12 A 12 48
INVEGA SUSTENNA 139 <11 16 A 13 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 49 24 14 16
SERTRALINE HCL 126 40 19 15 15
OXCARBAZEPINE 124 <11 15 16 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 124 0 14 16 17
BUPROPION XL 112 20 12 18 13
ABILIFY 111 14 19 A 19 8
SEROQUEL XR 105 15 18 A 20 36
CYMBALTA 99 19 16 21 5
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96 11 13 22 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 23 15 23 11
INVEGA 76 0 11 A 24 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 <11 <11 25 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63 <11 <11 A 25 21
NAMENDA 61 <11 <11 27 38
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 <11 <11 28 20
PRAZOSIN HCL 58 0 11 29 26
TEMAZEPAM 57 <11 <11 B 30 28
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 Oct. 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.