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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,698Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1895

$382K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 318 out of 1895

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

12% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs*

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
ALPRAZOLAM 715 202 117 B 1 22
RISPERIDONE 409 107 77 A 2 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 334 112 83 3 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 330 57 51 4 10
LORAZEPAM 308 130 67 B 5 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303 62 57 A 6 1
CLONAZEPAM 295 41 50 B 7 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 288 80 52 8 11
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 279 98 62 A R 10 9 121
TEMAZEPAM 239 73 60 B 10 31
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 172 20 34 R 11 6
OLANZAPINE 165 12 34 A 12 7
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 162 45 32 S2 13 83
DIAZEPAM 154 50 28 B 14 38
SERTRALINE HCL 147 26 29 15 9
TRAZODONE HCL 127 23 25 16 4
BUPROPION HCL SR 114 35 18 17 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105 26 19 18 14
CLOZAPINE 95 <11 <11 A 19 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 42 21 R 20 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 <11 31 R 21 148
PERPHENAZINE 90 33 24 A 22 47
CARISOPRODOL 83 <11 18 R 23 128
LITHIUM CARBONATE 82 19 19 24 23
DESIPRAMINE HCL 77 22 16 25 151
ABILIFY 76 11 16 A 26 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 54 13 27 33
BUPROPION XL 70 23 12 28 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 <11 11 S3 29 60
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 61 26 16 30 154
MIRTAZAPINE 56 <11 <11 31 18
CYMBALTA 50 <11 13 32 15
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 Feb. 12, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.