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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,292Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 808

$701K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 808

591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

2% of this provider’s 591 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 591 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs*

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 873 63 153 A 1 5
CLONAZEPAM 761 49 135 B 2 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 746 69 112 R 3 14
RISPERIDONE 699 112 99 A 4 4
SERTRALINE HCL 602 58 75 5 7
TRAZODONE HCL 578 59 145 6 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 465 <11 79 7 26
LAMOTRIGINE 396 75 76 8 16
PAROXETINE HCL 385 62 40 9 20
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 373 <11 48 A 10 51
LORAZEPAM 349 72 52 B 11 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 345 94 78 12 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 303 12 34 13 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 294 <11 34 14 49
ABILIFY 241 57 46 A 15 13
HALOPERIDOL 230 31 31 A 16 30
TEMAZEPAM 209 44 42 B 17 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 172 14 23 18 12
OLANZAPINE 168 13 26 A 19 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 17 33 19 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 41 29 21 11
MIRTAZAPINE 144 70 32 22 15
ALPRAZOLAM 140 48 33 B 23 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 103 15 25 24 23
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 103 26 13 24 93
PROPRANOLOL HCL 101 <11 20 26 66
BUPROPION XL 100 20 26 27 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 68 24 28 24
CYMBALTA 88 22 24 29 17
LITHIUM CARBONATE 86 <11 24 30 28
SEROQUEL XR 81 <11 13 A 31 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 27 14 32 22
TOPIRAMATE 71 <11 19 33 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 <11 38 34 104
DIAZEPAM 61 <11 <11 B 35 31
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 Aug. 20, 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.