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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 808

$884K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 808

216 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 216 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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 18%.

Prescription Price

$158 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 Florida
ABILIFY 285 30 41 A 1 13
RISPERIDONE 274 64 26 A 2 4
CLONAZEPAM 272 47 39 B 3 1
TRAZODONE HCL 269 33 47 4 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 259 77 31 A 5 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 251 25 29 R 6 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 233 64 26 7 27
SERTRALINE HCL 223 39 28 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 45 25 9 8
CLOZAPINE 176 44 14 A 10 33
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 172 15 15 A 11 32
BUPROPION XL 168 0 25 12 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 154 <11 22 13 39
OLANZAPINE 146 23 13 A 14 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 23 16 15 12
LAMOTRIGINE 107 <11 11 16 16
PAROXETINE HCL 105 <11 18 17 20
CYMBALTA 104 0 14 18 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 101 0 15 19 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 98 16 15 20 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 40 13 21 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 <11 14 21 11
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 86 <11 <11 S2 23 79
LORAZEPAM 85 <11 14 B 24 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 12 11 25 26
INVEGA 80 0 14 A 26 63
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 74 0 13 R 27 36
DOXEPIN HCL 66 <11 <11 28 41
INVEGA SUSTENNA 65 0 11 A 29 50
MIRTAZAPINE 63 <11 <11 30 15
LITHIUM CARBONATE 62 <11 11 31 28
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 57 <11 <11 A 32 47
LATUDA 55 0 14 A 33 57
SEROQUEL XR 53 <11 <11 A 34 19
CLOZAPINE ODT 52 <11 <11 A 35 153
HALOPERIDOL 52 <11 <11 A 35 30
SAPHRIS 51 <11 12 A 37 69
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 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.