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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 839

$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 839

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 424 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*

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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 Pennsylvania
FLUOXETINE HCL 615 142 75 1 12
TRAZODONE HCL 482 133 84 2 4
CLONAZEPAM 409 53 68 B 3 1
ABILIFY 388 34 49 A 4 9
MIRTAZAPINE 381 55 53 5 16
RISPERIDONE 373 71 48 A 6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 333 50 52 B 7 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 326 53 41 R 8 8
SERTRALINE HCL 313 61 48 9 6
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 308 24 60 R 10 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 303 60 28 11 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 272 11 42 12 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 251 25 36 A 13 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 233 44 37 14 7
OLANZAPINE 217 69 24 A 15 13
PAROXETINE HCL 214 37 31 16 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 213 37 37 17 19
LORAZEPAM 207 65 35 B 18 5
LAMOTRIGINE 189 21 22 19 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 145 <11 18 20 20
HALOPERIDOL 127 26 12 A 21 29
PERPHENAZINE 126 24 19 A 22 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121 <11 20 23 22
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 97 0 11 A 24 27
HYDROXYZINE HCL 94 23 17 R 25 51
CARBAMAZEPINE 82 <11 <11 26 38
CLOZAPINE 72 <11 <11 A 27 15
GABAPENTIN 66 29 15 28 24
CYMBALTA 66 <11 <11 28 18
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 57 <11 <11 30 47
SEROQUEL XR 54 0 11 A 31 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 <11 <11 32 23
RISPERDAL CONSTA 50 <11 <11 A 33 48
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. 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.