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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1895

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1895

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% 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 California
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$242 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
ABILIFY 741 307 59 A 1 8
SEROQUEL XR 663 322 36 A 2 27
RISPERIDONE 479 202 58 A 3 2
TOPIRAMATE 391 94 36 4 32
INVEGA SUSTENNA 329 35 33 A 5 35
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 237 117 33 R 6 37
FAZACLO 216 <11 <11 A 7 44
GABAPENTIN 213 124 28 8 30
OLANZAPINE 204 39 29 A 9 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 76 26 10 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 189 60 26 11 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179 70 34 A 12 1
HALOPERIDOL 167 39 32 A 13 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161 80 31 14 14
OXCARBAZEPINE 152 35 25 15 43
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 147 37 24 R 16 6
NAMENDA 134 112 11 17 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 70 21 18 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 101 25 19 33
TRAZODONE HCL 125 62 21 19 4
VALPROIC ACID* 123 19 14 21 72
CYMBALTA 109 35 12 22 15
SERTRALINE HCL 103 23 18 23 9
VIIBRYD 101 <11 <11 24 55
MIRTAZAPINE 81 41 14 25 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 77 24 14 26 23
PAROXETINE HCL 74 18 14 27 24
CLONAZEPAM 74 <11 13 B 27 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72 24 12 29 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 70 <11 12 A 30 28
RISPERIDONE ODT 69 <11 <11 A 31 189
CLOZAPINE 66 <11 <11 A 32 16
LORAZEPAM 65 50 19 B 33 5
SIMVASTATIN 65 <11 <11 33 61
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61 <11 <11 R 35 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60 15 13 36 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 33 11 36 29
RISPERDAL CONSTA 59 <11 <11 A 38 46
OMEPRAZOLE 57 <11 <11 39 62
LAMOTRIGINE 54 13 12 40 13
METFORMIN HCL 52 <11 11 41 66
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. 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.