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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 156

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 156

288 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 Oregon
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $108 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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 Oregon
CLONAZEPAM 400 62 57 B 1 1
RISPERIDONE 397 83 39 A 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 377 60 45 3 6
OLANZAPINE 321 89 34 A 4 8
LORAZEPAM 235 33 41 B 5 5
LAMOTRIGINE 234 58 27 6 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 221 37 35 R 7 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 219 39 15 8 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 216 32 28 9 26
ABILIFY 209 70 24 A 10 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 208 30 26 11 20
CLOZAPINE 200 <11 12 A 12 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 194 0 25 13 21
ALPRAZOLAM 188 21 29 B 14 23
HALOPERIDOL 163 13 19 A 15 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 163 39 22 15 15
PRAZOSIN HCL 143 12 24 17 32
CYMBALTA 137 34 16 18 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 125 18 16 19 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 19 18 19 14
LITHIUM CARBONATE 124 24 20 21 12
CARBAMAZEPINE 111 0 15 22 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111 <11 16 A 22 2
SEROQUEL XR 105 21 17 A 24 33
LOXAPINE 100 13 15 A 25 44
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 99 0 12 S2 26 37
BUPROPION XL 98 28 11 27 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 95 12 12 28 29
PAROXETINE HCL 91 28 11 29 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89 <11 17 A 30 19
VIIBRYD 87 <11 13 31 68
SERTRALINE HCL 83 0 12 32 11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 <11 <11 R 33 40
PERPHENAZINE 64 <11 <11 A 34 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 <11 11 35 22
LATUDA 56 <11 <11 A 36 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 <11 <11 37 17
DIAZEPAM 53 <11 <11 B 38 43
CLONIDINE HCL 53 <11 <11 38 31
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 52 <11 <11 A 40 59
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.