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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 203

$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 203

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% 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

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$31 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
CLONAZEPAM 2,003 394 334 B 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 1,004 232 132 B 2 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 996 185 152 3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 964 199 202 4 2
TEMAZEPAM 898 216 155 B 5 9
SERTRALINE HCL 822 246 156 6 5
TRAZODONE HCL 750 172 104 7 12
LORAZEPAM 673 242 100 B 8 6
RISPERIDONE 488 86 74 A 9 8
PAROXETINE HCL 469 162 75 10 7
DOXEPIN HCL 343 32 50 11 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 316 79 48 A 12 10
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 295 36 46 R 13 23
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 271 31 54 R 14 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 259 44 42 R 15 15
FLURAZEPAM HCL 246 47 44 B 16 22
BUPROPION HCL SR 214 <11 42 17 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182 22 42 18 20
HALOPERIDOL 170 31 29 A 19 29
BUPROPION XL 165 <11 25 20 13
ABILIFY 165 27 25 A 20 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 161 28 37 22 11
ESTAZOLAM 158 21 40 B 23 18
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 155 <11 19 A 24 31
LITHIUM CARBONATE 137 <11 19 25 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117 17 15 26 16
CYMBALTA 109 17 22 27 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 104 <11 19 28 35
DIAZEPAM 100 <11 14 B 29 38
LAMOTRIGINE 90 <11 15 30 30
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 87 <11 14 A 31 37
HYDROXYZINE HCL 87 11 11 R 31 54
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 78 18 30 R 33 51
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 71 28 12 B 34 26
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 70 0 13 A 35 53
PERPHENAZINE 63 <11 <11 A 36 47
OLANZAPINE 59 <11 <11 A 37 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 <11 <11 38 41
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.