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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 764

$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 764

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 Texas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 603 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 Texas
ALPRAZOLAM 776 23 154 B 1 4
CLONAZEPAM 449 27 115 B 2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 386 74 115 A 3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 373 12 91 4 6
TRAZODONE HCL 328 56 111 5 2
ABILIFY 287 <11 85 A 6 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 258 33 74 R 7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 245 <11 65 8 8
LAMOTRIGINE 240 26 66 9 17
RISPERIDONE 240 23 73 A 9 5
HYDROXYZINE HCL 157 <11 52 R 11 48
CYMBALTA 149 17 49 12 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 146 11 45 13 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 146 11 49 13 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144 16 38 15 16
BUPROPION XL 129 <11 50 16 20
DIAZEPAM 125 13 23 B 17 32
MIRTAZAPINE 111 22 43 18 18
LORAZEPAM 101 34 32 B 19 12
TEMAZEPAM 90 <11 26 B 20 35
HALOPERIDOL 90 28 33 A 20 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 <11 26 22 22
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83 15 25 23 21
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 82 0 14 S2 24 39
OXCARBAZEPINE 76 <11 31 25 28
TOPIRAMATE 75 <11 20 26 36
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 75 0 20 A 26 23
OLANZAPINE 74 20 28 A 28 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 23 28 29 13
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 71 <11 <11 S2 30 56
SEROQUEL XR 64 <11 18 A 31 25
INVEGA 62 <11 19 A 32 46
PAROXETINE HCL 61 <11 14 33 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 <11 14 R 34 44
LATUDA 51 <11 18 A 35 43
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 0 14 36 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 <11 15 36 19
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 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.