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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,590Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 203

$874K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 203

739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 14%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 2,818 733 372 B 1 1
PAROXETINE HCL 1,535 522 239 10 2 7
RISPERIDONE 1,106 258 148 A 3 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 990 247 124 4 3
TEMAZEPAM 901 303 173 B 5 9
MIRTAZAPINE 722 184 117 6 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 664 127 76 A 7 10
LORAZEPAM 657 188 102 B 8 6
ESTAZOLAM 631 231 118 10 B 9 18
ALPRAZOLAM 599 155 72 B 10 4
SERTRALINE HCL 594 148 78 11 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 577 202 88 12 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 564 66 114 13 2
FLURAZEPAM HCL 534 87 91 10 B 14 22
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 509 131 91 10 B 15 26
BUPROPION XL 471 51 95 16 13
OMEPRAZOLE 417 91 61 17 52
RANITIDINE HCL 415 85 57 18 39
GABAPENTIN 393 97 67 19 40
DOXEPIN HCL 388 101 55 20 17
ABILIFY 343 48 47 A 21 24
TRAZODONE HCL 337 97 42 22 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 322 29 34 23 16
CYMBALTA 302 36 42 24 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 293 12 39 25 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 282 57 31 R 26 15
PERPHENAZINE 218 89 29 A 27 47
OLANZAPINE 217 39 22 A 28 25
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 204 29 34 29 48
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 191 34 31 A 30 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 189 39 26 R 31 23
NAMENDA 141 141 27 32 43
HALOPERIDOL 136 <11 13 A 33 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 41 36 34 28
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 126 11 14 A 35 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 84 14 36 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 107 16 19 37 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97 12 26 38 86
SEROQUEL XR 92 15 17 A 39 42
ZALEPLON 90 11 22 40 49
PRISTIQ ER 88 <11 16 41 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 <11 15 42 89
LITHIUM CARBONATE 78 <11 <11 43 32
NAPROXEN 73 14 22 44 92
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 <11 15 45 21
IMIPRAMINE HCL 54 <11 <11 R 46 55
DIAZEPAM 51 <11 <11 B 47 38
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.