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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 203

$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 203

1,742 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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 Puerto Rico
BUSPIRONE HCL 4,337 365 801 10 1 19
CLONAZEPAM 3,642 485 494 B 2 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 2,602 262 412 10 3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 2,264 212 384 10 4 5
RISPERIDONE 1,998 94 319 A 10 5 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,823 193 273 6 3
PAROXETINE HCL 1,543 206 262 10 7 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,538 100 265 8 11
LORAZEPAM 1,026 254 124 B 9 6
TEMAZEPAM 912 125 155 B 10 9
ALPRAZOLAM 853 193 114 B 11 4
BUPROPION HCL SR 707 48 125 10 12 21
BUPROPION XL 682 20 104 13 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 611 39 104 R 14 15
ESTAZOLAM 594 84 111 10 B 15 18
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 360 93 50 B 16 26
FLURAZEPAM HCL 338 76 59 B 17 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 321 37 40 A 18 10
DOXEPIN HCL 297 49 39 19 17
TRAZODONE HCL 266 36 41 20 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL 252 18 32 21 41
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 247 21 38 R 22 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 245 <11 27 23 20
HALOPERIDOL 238 47 37 A 24 29
CYMBALTA 226 44 34 25 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 226 34 30 25 16
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 176 <11 95 R 27 51
ABILIFY 169 22 25 A 28 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152 66 30 29 28
OLANZAPINE 150 12 29 A 30 25
BUPROPION HCL 131 55 25 31 59
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 130 <11 14 A 32 53
LITHIUM CARBONATE 120 <11 16 33 32
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 119 33 14 A 34 31
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 117 17 15 R 35 23
HYDROXYZINE HCL 115 0 31 R 36 54
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 108 11 12 A 37 45
THIOTHIXENE 107 <11 <11 A 38 50
ZALEPLON 105 <11 26 39 49
THIORIDAZINE HCL 104 <11 <11 A R 40 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 98 21 20 41 46
LAMOTRIGINE 86 0 11 42 30
BUDEPRION SR 72 <11 16 10 43 57
DIAZEPAM 69 <11 <11 B 44 38
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64 <11 <11 45 48
MIRTAZAPINE 50 <11 <11 46 27
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.