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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,302Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 599

$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 599

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12% Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Massachusetts
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Massachusetts
CLONAZEPAM 905 44 117 B 1 1
RISPERIDONE 534 36 61 A 2 5
TRAZODONE HCL 528 58 83 3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 404 24 48 A 4 3
FLUOXETINE HCL 392 45 57 5 6
ALPRAZOLAM 368 97 41 B 6 12
ABILIFY 347 19 53 A 7 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 337 34 49 8 7
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 327 19 35 S2 9 26
LORAZEPAM 284 85 40 B 10 4
LAMOTRIGINE 256 0 27 11 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 241 16 27 R 12 15
PAROXETINE HCL 224 <11 30 13 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 222 40 29 14 14
GABAPENTIN 220 53 31 15 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212 <11 37 16 18
SERTRALINE HCL 207 16 29 17 9
LITHIUM CARBONATE 197 12 26 18 20
OLANZAPINE 196 32 23 A 19 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 185 25 22 20 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 173 51 24 21 19
DOXEPIN HCL 166 35 24 22 38
CYMBALTA 159 12 20 23 21
CLONIDINE HCL 151 0 22 24 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 142 21 21 25 25
HALOPERIDOL 139 <11 16 A 26 33
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 111 0 14 S2 27 42
DIAZEPAM 104 <11 14 B 28 27
CLOZAPINE 95 <11 <11 A 29 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 <11 <11 30 32
MIRTAZAPINE 87 22 12 31 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84 <11 <11 32 24
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 <11 <11 33 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 <11 <11 R 34 41
OXCARBAZEPINE 70 0 13 35 31
TOPIRAMATE 66 <11 <11 36 34
INVEGA 63 <11 <11 A 37 58
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 61 <11 <11 A 38 35
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 <11 12 R 39 43
PERPHENAZINE 57 <11 <11 A 39 36
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.