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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1895

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1895

676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% 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 California
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 676 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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 California
RISPERIDONE 968 146 142 A 1 2
CLONAZEPAM 950 88 175 B 2 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 796 45 106 A 3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 703 96 120 B 4 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 645 101 103 5 11
ABILIFY 599 76 87 A 6 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 576 73 96 7 10
SERTRALINE HCL 491 69 84 8 9
LORAZEPAM 484 66 88 B 9 5
TRAZODONE HCL 473 66 84 10 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 456 37 71 R 11 6
SEROQUEL XR 454 32 49 A 12 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 453 30 71 13 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 378 113 54 14 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 361 53 42 15 23
BUPROPION XL 331 18 53 16 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 62 58 16 12
TEMAZEPAM 329 43 61 B 18 31
OLANZAPINE 322 13 41 A 19 7
PAROXETINE HCL 290 47 44 20 24
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 289 13 44 A 21 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 282 35 36 22 20
LAMOTRIGINE 260 <11 46 23 13
MIRTAZAPINE 250 24 28 24 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 183 16 42 25 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 178 31 25 26 21
CYMBALTA 158 31 23 27 15
HALOPERIDOL 150 <11 21 A 28 26
CLOZAPINE 137 <11 <11 A 29 16
OXCARBAZEPINE 127 0 21 30 43
BUPROPION HCL SR 124 33 20 31 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 <11 14 R 32 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 82 <11 13 33 49
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 76 <11 <11 34 57
GABAPENTIN 72 0 11 35 30
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 68 <11 <11 A 36 50
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 68 <11 <11 S2 36 52
INVEGA SUSTENNA 59 <11 <11 A 38 35
LATUDA 56 <11 <11 A 39 36
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 55 <11 <11 R 40 37
SAPHRIS 53 <11 <11 A 41 59
TOPIRAMATE 52 <11 <11 42 32
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 Sept. 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.