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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1895

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 1895

381 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 381 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
CLONAZEPAM 824 93 112 B 1 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 721 152 113 A 2 1
OLANZAPINE 558 144 91 A 3 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 464 86 64 4 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 377 25 83 5 41
TRAZODONE HCL 365 75 71 6 4
PAROXETINE HCL 359 82 49 7 24
LORAZEPAM 337 86 71 B 8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307 89 60 9 39
TOPIRAMATE 303 49 49 10 32
MIRTAZAPINE 294 133 52 11 18
DOXEPIN HCL 292 67 47 12 64
RISPERIDONE 250 57 44 A 13 2
BUPROPION XL 244 22 43 14 19
SERTRALINE HCL 240 64 27 15 9
LAMOTRIGINE 236 37 48 16 13
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 225 24 40 R 17 6
ABILIFY 199 31 30 A 18 8
CYMBALTA 197 76 48 19 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 42 28 20 87
LEVETIRACETAM 143 32 38 21 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 72 24 22 126
TEMAZEPAM 118 20 22 B 23 31
SAPHRIS 118 <11 23 A 23 59
SEROQUEL XR 114 20 22 A 25 27
HALOPERIDOL 113 38 21 A 26 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 106 <11 24 27 23
CLONIDINE HCL 102 19 24 28 70
LOXAPINE 96 <11 18 A 29 93
CLOZAPINE 94 <11 <11 A 30 16
INVEGA SUSTENNA 91 <11 19 A 31 35
TRAMADOL HCL 87 40 38 32 106
CITALOPRAM HBR 84 40 12 33 12
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 83 12 14 A 34 28
GABAPENTIN 76 23 18 35 30
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 75 <11 12 R 36 37
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74 12 12 37 125
OMEPRAZOLE 74 15 17 37 62
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 0 11 39 49
ATENOLOL 69 <11 11 40 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 25 17 40 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 <11 <11 42 103
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 <11 22 S3 43 60
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 64 <11 <11 A 43 95
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 59 22 12 45 75
AMITIZA 58 16 18 46 204
INVEGA 58 <11 12 A 46 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 20 15 48 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 54 <11 14 48 68
LATUDA 53 <11 14 A 50 36
CLONIDINE 52 <11 19 51 216
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 8, 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.