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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 839

$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 839

344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
12% Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 344 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*

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 Pennsylvania
LAMOTRIGINE 370 32 62 1 14
CLONAZEPAM 325 39 60 B 2 1
CLOZAPINE 309 43 27 A 3 15
TRAZODONE HCL 304 19 59 4 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 293 18 54 R 5 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 28 49 6 7
RISPERIDONE 278 21 48 A 7 3
LORAZEPAM 277 38 55 B 8 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 270 34 35 9 10
ABILIFY 268 42 46 A 10 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 265 17 44 11 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257 44 40 A 12 2
PRAZOSIN HCL 193 <11 39 13 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 186 18 30 14 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 24 44 15 17
OLANZAPINE 183 17 30 A 15 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 173 <11 34 17 50
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 171 38 27 R 18 57
SERTRALINE HCL 164 40 28 19 6
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 155 <11 20 A 20 27
CYMBALTA 121 <11 19 21 18
GABAPENTIN 121 0 18 21 24
LITHIUM CARBONATE 117 0 19 23 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 116 15 20 24 21
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 106 20 17 10 25 102
TEMAZEPAM 104 <11 20 B 26 33
HALOPERIDOL 103 28 14 A 27 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 0 15 28 25
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 95 <11 21 A 29 43
RISPERDAL CONSTA 91 <11 <11 A 30 48
DOXEPIN HCL 87 0 15 31 37
LOXAPINE 85 24 12 A 32 58
MIRTAZAPINE 83 32 17 33 16
ALPRAZOLAM 81 20 11 B 34 11
TOPIRAMATE 80 0 13 35 32
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 72 <11 12 R 36 31
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 64 0 13 A 37 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 0 12 37 22
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 60 12 17 39 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 <11 14 40 23
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 0 12 41 38
BUPROPION HCL 52 0 13 42 71
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 Sept. 2, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.