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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 47

$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 47

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 North Dakota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 North Dakota
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 330 277 52 1 12
SERTRALINE HCL 319 141 53 2 3
MIRTAZAPINE 293 263 55 3 7
TRAZODONE HCL 272 140 48 4 2
CLONAZEPAM 264 125 56 B 5 5
RISPERIDONE 239 142 38 A 6 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 236 181 38 A 7 1
LORAZEPAM 222 138 48 B 8 8
BUPROPION XL 200 139 36 9 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 184 49 20 10 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 177 124 38 11 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 57 25 12 11
OLANZAPINE 148 64 19 A 13 6
ALPRAZOLAM 146 87 29 B 14 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128 57 17 15 23
ABILIFY 126 51 21 A 16 14
PAROXETINE HCL 125 100 19 17 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 119 79 34 18 10
CYMBALTA 115 45 22 19 15
CLOZAPINE 112 <11 <11 A 20 16
LITHIUM CARBONATE 105 42 17 21 25
LAMOTRIGINE 87 34 15 22 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 30 15 23 22
OXCARBAZEPINE 81 11 11 24 37
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 81 15 11 S2 24 35
TOPIRAMATE 75 0 13 26 28
GABAPENTIN 69 31 13 27 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 35 11 28 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 11 29 33
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 Nov. 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.