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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 37

$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 37

257 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9% Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 Massachusetts
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 257 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 Massachusetts
CLOZAPINE 859 69 40 A 1 7
LAMOTRIGINE 450 31 61 2 8
CLONAZEPAM 416 19 54 B 3 1
RISPERIDONE 308 <11 33 A 4 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 297 18 36 A 5 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 254 12 37 R 6 15
ABILIFY 244 <11 37 A 7 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 217 29 21 8 21
TRAZODONE HCL 214 16 40 9 3
CYMBALTA 209 12 32 10 32
SERTRALINE HCL 206 <11 27 11 10
OLANZAPINE 199 <11 25 A 12 12
LORAZEPAM 190 15 33 B 13 2
GABAPENTIN 177 30 28 14 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 36 32 15 6
LITHIUM CARBONATE 165 0 21 16 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 117 11 19 17 18
OXCARBAZEPINE 115 <11 17 18 33
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 109 0 15 S2 19 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 <11 18 20 9
HALOPERIDOL 101 0 11 A 21 30
TOPIRAMATE 98 0 15 22 41
BUPROPION HCL SR 97 <11 20 23 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 21 14 24 14
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91 18 15 25 31
MIRTAZAPINE 82 12 12 26 16
SEROQUEL XR 81 <11 <11 A 27 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 <11 <11 28 13
METHYLPHENIDATE ER 79 0 15 S2 10 29 46
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 71 0 13 A 30 38
PAROXETINE HCL 65 <11 <11 31 27
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 64 <11 <11 S2 32 29
PERPHENAZINE 62 <11 <11 A 33 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 <11 <11 33 22
CLOZARIL 55 <11 <11 A 35 50
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 54 <11 <11 36 28
DIAZEPAM 54 <11 <11 B 36 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 <11 <11 38 40
CLONIDINE HCL 50 0 14 39 26
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 Dec. 20, 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.