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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 764

$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 764

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 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 Texas
ALPRAZOLAM 476 260 68 B 1 4
MIRTAZAPINE 392 279 60 2 18
CLONAZEPAM 330 173 52 B 3 1
LORAZEPAM 320 227 58 B 4 12
BUPROPION HCL SR 318 222 53 5 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 287 157 55 A 6 3
GABAPENTIN 283 185 47 7 29
CYMBALTA 281 191 49 8 9
TRAZODONE HCL 279 191 62 9 2
SERTRALINE HCL 276 189 45 10 8
OLANZAPINE 197 134 33 A 11 11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 179 74 34 12 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 160 78 29 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 144 109 27 14 13
LAMOTRIGINE 140 47 19 15 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129 43 21 16 6
RISPERIDONE 125 62 18 A 17 5
LITHIUM CARBONATE 124 58 16 18 21
CLOZAPINE 115 <11 <11 A 19 38
ABILIFY 110 75 29 A 20 10
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 96 54 19 A 21 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 96 24 13 21 14
BUPROPION HCL 91 67 19 23 69
CARBAMAZEPINE 91 36 16 23 42
PAROXETINE HCL 86 69 20 25 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 67 15 26 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 58 16 27 19
TEMAZEPAM 72 55 18 B 28 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 66* 15 29 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 48 12 30 27
SEROQUEL XR 69 13 14 A 31 25
PRISTIQ ER 63 <11 <11 32 34
DIAZEPAM 60 27 11 B 33 32
LATUDA 59 <11 <11 A 34 43
NAMENDA 56 <11 <11 35 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55 19 11 36 52
BUPROPION XL 54 28 13 37 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL 54 <11 <11 37 74
PROTRIPTYLINE HCL 51 <11 <11 10 39 159
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 16, 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.